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Bents' customers raise £10,000 for Claire House Children's Hospice
8:20am Saturday 23rd February 2013 in News
GENEROUS garden centre customers have raised the amazing sum of £10,144 for Claire House Children’s Hospice.
The Hospice was Bents Garden and Home's charity of the year for 2012.
Angella Rawsthorne, Senior Area Fundraiser from Claire House Children’s Hospice visited Bents at Glazebury to accept the donation and were joined for the occasion by the Christie Bear and representative Sarah Lee from The Christie, which is Bent's 2013 charity of the year.
Matthew Bent, Managing Director of the Centre said: “We are delighted with our total for 2012, especially during what has been another difficult year. Our customers have been hugely generous in helping us to raise such a fantastic amount.
"Claire House provides vital care for children and young people with complex medical conditions.
“We are now looking forward to working with The Christie during 2013 and hope to be as similarly successful in our fundraising achievements.”
The Christie is the largest cancer centre in Europe and has been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for over 100 years, treating more than 40,000 patients each year.
Bents has set itself a target of £12,500 which would allow The Christie to purchase a state-of-the-art Intensive Care Bed.
Sarah Lee from The Christie said: “We are delighted to be working with Bents Garden & Home throughout 2013 and believe this will be a great partnership, we want to thank them for choosing to work with us.”