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23rd February 2017

County hospice receives a boost from housebuilder

A county hospice has been given a funding boost of more than £4,000 by developer Chestnut Homes.


The housebuilder, based in Langworth, near Lincoln, has been supporting the hospice for more than 15 years, and raised its latest donation of £4,468 through its Christmas raffle.


The money raised could help to fund nearly 900 patient meals, 131 physiotherapy sessions, 37 home visits or a week of specialist care.


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We are proud supporters of St Barnabas Hospice and are pleased to have donated this latest sum to such a worthy cause.


“Its team provides a vital service and works tirelessly to provide end-of-life care, while supporting patients’ families in the process.


“I would like to thank everyone who helped to make our Christmas raffle a huge success and we look forward to continuing to support St Barnabas Hospice.”


Last year marked the 15th year in which Chestnut Homes supported the hospice, in which time it has raised nearly £15,000.


Chris Wheway, Chief Executive at St Barnabas Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to Chestnut Homes for their generous donation and their continued support for us.


“Every penny from their donations has been spent on caring for our patients, which can involve specialist day-to-day care or being able to see and care for patients in the comfort of their own homes.”


St Barnabas is an independent charity which cares for more than 9,000 people a year who are living with a terminal illness. The hospice needs to raise more than £5.5m every year to keep providing its vital services.

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