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Care home cash to benefit Peace Hospice
A Bushey care home has raised £500 through a competition - and donated its winnings to the Peace Hospice.
Staff from Bushey House Beaumont Care, in Bushey High Street, took part in a nationwide contest, organised by its parent company, during the Olympics.
As a result they won the £500 prize – with the proviso that they had to give it to a local charity. And this morning they did just that, handing a cheque to staff at the Peace Hospice.
Patricia Morgan, care home representative, said: "We spoke to a lot of people to find a worthy cause we could give the cash to and the response was pretty unanimous.
"We decided upon the Peace Hospice, because it provides an excellent standard of care and goes above and beyond. It’s a real community organisation."
Gill Crowson, from the Peace Hospice, praised the care home staff for their fundraising endeavours.
She said: "Like many charities and organisations, over the past three to four years we have really felt the pinch when it comes to donations.
"About 80 per cent of our funding comes from donations and this year we have to raise £3.8 million to continue with the work we do, so every penny we receive counts.
"We’re hoping to continue our partnership with Bushey Beaumont, with events planned for Hospice Carers’ week, which starts on October 8."