We’ve raised over £3500 for Hospice at Home

22nd January 2021


We are pleased to announce we have raised over £3,500 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland! Over Christmas you may have noticed that we had two charity products where 50p from each sale would be donated to the charity – Pigs in Blankets and the Traditional Christmas pudding.

We were unable to host our annual Christmas shopping evenings and raffle due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, so we decided to extend our product donations so Hospice at Home did not lose out on key funds.

The past year has been tricky for charities to raise money in the usual ways they do, with a lot of big events cancelled, charities have relied on their supporters to donate their time and money in other ways. We are pleased that we were able to change the way we donated to Hospice at Home in 2020, and be able to donate a sum close to what was donated in Christmas 2019.

Choosing the most popular Christmas item – Pigs in Blankets – to run alongside the usual donation from the sales of Christmas puddings has allowed for£3,509 to be donated to a charity that is close to the hearts of many of the Cranstons team and customers.

Martin Jones, Deputy Managing Director of Cranstons said: “It has been a challenging year for many, especially for charities who rely so much on support from donations to keep them going. We are pleased we were able to donate such a large sum of money with the help from our wonderfully supportive customers.

“We are really pleased to have been able to support Hospice at Home again – it’s a charity that has helped a lot of our colleagues’ families over the years.”

Fiona Stobart, CEO of Hospice at Home said: “We were thrilled to hear the results of Cranstons’ festive fundraising efforts and would like to extend our thanks to all of the generous customers who have contributed to this fantastic donation.

“The funds raised could provide over 146 hours of counselling by our Family Support Team or over 21 nights of care from a Registered Nurse, for patients and families within our local community.

“The past 10 months have certainly been challenging for Hospice at Home but two very important things have not changed: one is that we continue to provide nursing care to patients with palliative and end of life care needs, with the support of the Occupational Therapy and Family Support teams, and the other is that the local community have continued to support us in so many ways. Thank you to Cranstons for their continued generosity.”