Clegg cash boost for St Luke’s after Arctic challenge

Handover: Nick Clegg presents cheque to St Luke's Hospice.

Handover: Nick Clegg presents cheque to St Luke's Hospice.

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DELIGHTED St Luke’s Hospice bosses were handed a £1,500 cheque by Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg – left over from sponsorship raised in a trip to the Arctic.

Mr Clegg took part in the Westminster Challenge expedition in 2007, when he and fellow MPs took on an arduous fundraising trek by husky dog sled.

He said: “There was some money left over after the bulk had been given to charity and I was very keen to help St Luke’s because it provides such a valuable service.”

Mr Clegg had previously donated money raised by the Arctic expedition to Cancer Research UK, The Children’s Society, Crimestoppers and Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

He donated the money to St Luke’s during a tour of the centre in Whirlow.

St Luke’s chief executive, Peter Hartland, said: “We were pleased that Mr Clegg found time in his busy schedule to visit patients in both our in patient unit and our therapies and rehabilitation centre. We were delighted that he chose to support us with a cheque for £1,500.”

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