Serpentine Green supports Peterborough’s Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice with charity donation
Serpentine Green Shopping Centre has supported Peterborough’s Thorpe Hall Hospice with a generous donation.
Serpentine Green decided to support Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice with a donation of £1,000 after the centre’s owners, British Land, made a pot of money available to support local charities as part of their Covid-19 Community Response Fund.
Staff at the Hampton-based shopping centre wanted to support the local Sue Ryder hospice after hearing about the huge financial impact the pandemic has had on the charity, forcing the cancellation of many fundraising events and closing its charity shops, whilst its care teams have continued to work throughout providing care to Peterborough families.
Jon Carter, Centre Manager at Serpentine Green said: “Serpentine has worked with Sue Ryder for a number of years and we’re really proud to be supporting them now during their time of need. We recognise what an important role Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice plays in the local community, providing vital care to families when it matters.
“Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall is home to the only palliative care inpatient unit in our local area and it costs over £3 million a year for their care to continue in Peterborough. We wanted to show our support in making this donation to help make sure their doors can remain open to those who need them, as we know the pandemic has had a huge impact on the charity.
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“Serpentine Green will continue to support Sue Ryder through fundraising activities on site or through any donations we are able to make like this one. Huge thanks to our owners British Land for setting up their Covid-19 Community Response Fund, which is supporting charities throughout the UK after their fundraising has been so radically hit.”
Joely Garner, Community Fundraising Manager at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice added: “We’re really grateful to have the continued support of Serpentine Green, who have supported our charity over a number of years with bucket collections and charity events. The donation from British Land’s Covid-19 Community Response Fund will help us to continue to be there when it matters.
“With our Sue Ryder charity shops now reopening we know just how busy staff at Serpentine Green will be right now welcoming back their shoppers. We wish them all the best with their stores reopening.”
For more information on Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice visit www.sueryder.org/thorpehall