Fundraising bid gives big boost to two charities

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SHEFFIELD’S Children’s Hospital and St Luke’s Hospice are set to benefit from more than £4,500 after a variety of fundraising events organised by Sheffield-based housing group Places for People.

Around 70 staff members took part in a variety of activities including a race night, snooker competition and a 28-mile walk which started and ended at Bank Street and passed all of the sheltered housing schemes in Sheffield run by Places for People.

Gwen Beer, housing services manager at Places for People, said: “We are thrilled with the level of support we have had from staff in helping to make these events such a success.

“In particular Kieran McCann and Ray Robinson, both plumbers at Places for People, deserve a huge pat on the back for all the hard work they put in to fundraising for such good causes.”

Fran Morley, community fundraising manager at St Luke’s Hospice, said: “This has been a fantastic effort by all the team from Places for People.

“We are delighted that they have agreed to work with us and support us throughout the rest of the year too.”