Donated vehicle is a '˜lifeline' for charity

HospiceCare North Northumberland, which has day-therapy centres in Berwick and Alnwick, has been donated a new vehicle, which can be used to transport fund-raising-event equipment and donations for its charity shops.

Thursday, 9th August 2018, 09:25 am
From left: Emma Arthur, HospiceCare fund-raiser; Richard Waters, chairman Alnwick Youth Hostel; Debbie Allan, HospiceCare Deputy Clinical Manager; and David Atkinson, HospiceCare Operations Manager.

The vehicle has been presented to the charity by Alnwick Youth Hostel.

Emma Arthur, HospiceCare fund-raiser, said: “The van is an absolute lifeline for us. It will make running events easier and delivering our Berwick and Wooler shop donations more efficient.

“Prior to having the van, we were using our own vehicles to transport event kit and shop donations, which often meant several runs to and from the venue. Now we can load up everything in one go which saves valuable time.”

The hospice has also thanked McCreath and Son: Used Car Specialists, Berwick.

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The company sourced and contributed to the purchase of the van, as well as committed to the costs of servicing and maintenance of the vehicle in its new fully-equipped workshop on North Road.