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Grimsby Top Town Market supports Hospice Care Week 2023

10:35 am, Monday, 9th October 2023 - 10 months ago


On Thursday 12 October, Grimsby Top Town Market will host a second-hand stall, selling items donated by members of Equans staff and local businesses in North East Lincolnshire with funds raised going to St Andrew’s Hospice Grimsby.

With a range of adults’ and children’s clothing and bric-a-brac, the We Heart our Hospice pop-up stall will have plenty of high quality pre-loved items for anyone looking for a cheaper alternative to the high street to stock up on Autumn essentials, whilst providing vital funds to hospice care.

Market Gardens will be transformed into a hospice care information point, where members of the public can find out more about the care options available locally and take away information leaflets.

On Thursday 12 October, Hospice Fundraisers George and Tina will hold special talks at 11am and 1pm explaining about their first-hand experiences with the hospice and the care provided and why people’s donations are vital to keeping their services running. They will also be running their ever-popular tombola with top prizes to be won.

Donations for the pop up hospice event.

As a responsible business, Equans encourages its employees to take part in two days of volunteering activity each year, as well as organising fundraising activities for a local charity on a regular basis. St Andrew’s Hospice was chosen as North East Lincolnshire contract’s charity of the year for 2023, after a staff vote and to date the contract has raised money for them through social activities such as quiz and bingo nights and taking part in sporting challenges including the Humber Coastal 10k and Great Grimsby 10k.

Vikki Wilson, Manager of Grimsby Top Town Market, said: “The We Heart Our Hospice pop up provides a great opportunity for market employees to do some of their volunteering hours and give something back to such an important and worthy cause. We know St Andrew’s Hospice provides a critical service in our local community, so are keen to do anything we can to help them.”

George Kavanagh, Fundraiser at St Andrew’s Hospice, said: “My relationship with St Andrew’s is a close and personal one that blossoms evermore each day. Everyday since beginning my work at the hospice, I see first-hand the amazing care they continue to provide with not only the patients, but the families of patients that use our services and the care we provide at the hospice is truly second to none. My father used the hospice over ten years ago and the level of care he received was phenomenal, and I will forever be in debt to the hospice for the work they did with my father all those years ago. But my family are merely a brick in the wall of local people who have used the hospice’s services, and the wall is ever building higher. This is why your support of St Andrew’s is vital, and with the support of local people, we can ensure that St Andrew’s Hospice can continue to provide care for local people with life-limiting illness for another 39 years. Thank you.”

Grimsby Top Town Market offers free stalls to charities holding awareness events. For more information email [email protected]

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