Little Harbour Wins Lloyds Community Fund!
By CHSW_ | Friday, December 20, 2013, 16:04
Staff at Children's Hospice South West's (CHSW) are thrilled to have won £3000 from the Lloyds Community Fund for their beautiful 'hospice by the sea' Little Harbour.
In the St Austell area Little Harbour was voted one of the top two causes as they received one of the highest amounts of votes. Both top causes were awarded with £3000 each and the causes with the next two highest amounts were awarded £300 each.
CHSW's Little Harbour was nominated by Lloyds Financial Consultant Adam Cooper to be eligible for people to vote for. Voting was open to the public from September to November and anyone could vote online, in their local branch or via SMS.
Little Harbour's Corporate Fundraiser Bernadette Chambers said "We are absolutely delighted to have won this £3000 and it is heartwarming to know that so many people voted for us and felt that we were the cause that should benefit from the community fund. So thank you to everyone for voting."
Mike Richards, Local Director for Lloyds Bank said "It is very important to Lloyds Bank to support the communities where we live and work and our Community Fund is just one way of doing this. This year over 1500 good causes will receive a grant and I am delighted that Little Harbour is one of them."
The £3000 given to Little Harbour will go towards continuing the care and support offered to children with life limiting conditions and their parents and siblings. Little Harbour is currently supporting over 70 families in Cornwall, Plymouth and the surrounding area. CHSW's aim is to help make the most of short and precious lives and £3000 really can go a long way in helping to do this. The hospice offers a lot of planned respite breaks and is also on hand for emergency stays, end of life care and bereavement support.
Whilst handing over the cheque to Little Harbour the managers from Lloyds branches across Cornwall also presented the staff with homemade hampers to give to the families who will be staying at Little Harbour over the Christmas. These hampers were put together by Lloyds employees who wanted to help give the families staying at Little Harbour over Christmas that extra special homely touch.