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Yorkshire Bank bags £1,500 for hospice charities

9 December 2008

Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Bolton raised £1,500 for hospice charities after staging a fundraising handbag and jewellery shopping night.

The bank, based on Princess Street, invited local professionals and female customers to the event, which was held in conjunction with Yorkshire Bank’s chosen charity partner, Help the Hospices, and Bolton Hospice.

During the night there was a raffle and the 35 guests shopped until they dropped to help raise £750 on the night, which Yorkshire Bank doubled to make £1,500.

Yorkshire Bank donated £1,125 to Bolton Hospice, a purpose-built facility which cares for local people suffering from cancer or other life-limiting illnesses, and £375 to national charity Help the Hospices.

Event organiser, Louise Leigh, a private partner at the bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Bolton, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the money we raised at the event, which the bank has matched, for these very worthy causes. We would like to thank everyone for their valued contribution.

“The fundraiser exceeded all our expectations and the money will go some way to support Bolton Hospice and Help the Hospices meet the specialist needs of people with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.”

The handbags and jewellery were provided by County Vogue in Clitheroe and Bolton Hospice also sold Christmas cards, calendars and other merchandise.

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