Abingdon and Didcot branches raise over £1900 for Helen & Douglas House

Newbury Building Society’s Abingdon and Didcot branches were delighted to present Helen & Douglas House a cheque for £1926.28 during its recent virtual cycling fundraising event, following a range of fundraising activities during 2018. 

As well as fundraising events and use of volunteer days, staff and members of the Society have also had the opportunity to assist in raising awareness of the work Helen & Douglas House undertakes. 

Alison Stone, Community Fundraising Manager South East at Helen & Douglas House said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to Newbury Building Society’s staff and customers for raising this amazing amount of money to help local terminally ill children.  It costs £3m a year to provide the vital care and support to these families who face one of the most difficult thing to cope with, the loss of a child. This would not be possible without wonderful supporters like the Newbury Building Society.’

Fundraising activities included in-branch activities such as seasonal hamper competitions and competitive challenges.

Julie Harris, Branch Manager at Newbury Building Society’s Abingdon and Didcot branches said: “We are delighted to award Helen & Douglas House with a cheque worth £1926.28 following a year of fundraising for the charity. Helen & Douglas House is a fantastic charity which cares for local terminally ill children at home and at their hospice in Oxford. The amount raised is a testament to how hard both teams at Abingdon and Didcot have worked to raise as much money as possible during 2018, and we would like to thank the public for their kind donations and support.”

Helen & Douglas House (charity number: 1085951) is a registered charity which provides hospice care for children and young people. 

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