Coastal Grains raises £1,000 for hospice

During the harvest months, the office staff at Coastal Grains bake sweet and savoury treats to sell to the many tractor and wagon drivers, farmers, plant staff and visitors that come through the doors of their Belford business.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 24 October, 2017, 09:42
Coastal Grains at Belford has raised £1,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland.

The £1,000 raised has now been presented to HospiceCare North Northumberland, which operates from Berwick and Alnwick.

Katherine Walsingham, of Coastal Grains, said: “Harvest is a very busy time of year for us and we always anticipate a busy month or so of hungry visitors.

“This harvest, we very much wanted to donate the money we raised to HospiceCare North Northumberland, to help raise funds for the amazing job they do in our area.

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“To learn that this donation will provide 40 hours of specialist Hospice at Home services to people and their families living in our local communities is wonderful news.”

On receiving the cheque for £1,000, Rebecca Taylor, of HospiceCare North Northumberland, said: “This is a tremendous effort from people in our local community, supporting our local hospice.

“We are hugely grateful for not only for their very generous donation, but for helping to further raise the profile of our clinical services across north Northumberland – huge thanks and very well done to all involved.”

Last year the charity delivered over 7,500 hours of Hospice at Home nursing care and support; had 110 new referrals for its Hospice at Home services; delivered nearly 4,000 hours of rarer respite; and delivered 385 hours of bereavement support and received 53 new referrals.