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Yorkshire Bank’s handbags and gladrags event raises £1,130 for charity

2 December 2008

Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Blackburn has raised £1,130 for two East Lancashire hospices after staging a fundraising handbag and jewellery party.

The bank, based at Shadsworth Business Park, Blackburn, invited local professionals and customers to the event, which was held in conjunction with Yorkshire Bank’s chosen charity partner, Help the Hospices.

During the night £565 was raised from a raffle and the sale of goods, which Yorkshire Bank doubled to make £1,130 and presented to East Lancashire Hospice and Pendleside Hospice.

Event organiser, Sherryl Turner, an associate at Yorkshire Bank’s Financial Solutions Centre in Blackburn, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the money we raised at the event, which the bank has matched, for these two very worthy causes. We would like to thank everyone who took part for their contribution.

“The fundraiser exceeded all our expectations and the money will go some way to help the two hospices meet the specialist needs of people with progressive or life-threatening illnesses.”

The handbags and jewellery were provided by Judith Thornber, of County Vogue in Clitheroe, while Caryn Clarke, of My Little Wrapper, also displayed examples of personalised chocolate gifts. Both charities also sold merchandise and Christmas cards.

Kaye Bartle, Pendleside Hospice fundraising manager, added: “It is wonderful that Yorkshire Bank is helping to support the vital work carried out by local hospices. We are really grateful for all the money raised, which will go some way to help us reach our fundraising targets that will directly help local people.”

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