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AXMINSTER: Mole Avon staff raise over £22,000 for Hospiscare
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Staff at Mole Avon Trading Limited are delighted to have raised over £22,000 for local charity Hospiscare.
The money raised so far this year was presented to John Arnold, Corporate Fundraiser for Hospiscare, at Mole Avon’s dinner and dance at Powderham Castle last month – a special occasion to mark 40 years as Mole Avon Trading Limited.
The total, which took eight months to achieve, is part of Mole Avon’s bid to raise £40,000 for the local charity - £1,000 for each year Mole Avon Trading Limited has been in business. This has been achieved through a huge range of events including cake sales and tombolas, bingos and quiz nights, craft fairs, car boot sales and jumble sales, harvest supper, ploughing match and river cruise, a sky dive and ladies and men’s walks.
The company will continue to fundraise for this worthy cause in the coming months – until it reaches its target.
Hospiscare needs to raise more than £4m each year to continue to provide its free of charge, services to people with life-limiting illnesses in Exeter, mid and east Devon.
Hospiscare Corporate Fundraiser John Arnold said: “The support given to Hospiscare this year by Mole Avon is truly amazing. The staff have shown tremendous initiative, organising a huge variety of events, as well as participating in Hospiscare events to raise this fantastic amount.”
“On behalf of our patients, their families and Hospiscare staff and volunteers I’d like to thank everyone at Mole Avon for making a difference.”
Mole Avon would like to thank the staff, friends, family and customers who have supported the company throughout the year and helped them raise such a fantastic amount.
“We would not have been able to get this far without the hard work and dedication of staff at all our sites – the three Mole Avon Town & Country Stores, Town & Countrywear, Mole Avon Forecourt and our central administration office,” said Richard Billson, Mole Avon chief executive. “We have also had fantastic support from our customers, friends and family and suppliers who have been happy to support such a worthy local charity.”
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