Cranstons have raised £10,888 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland this year through a series of fund-raising activities.
Fund raisers included ‘Butchers on Bikes’ – a 106 mile bike ride in 1 day, completed by a team of our butchers which raised £4700 for the charity. The bike ride challenge, which was set to celebrate our Centenary, saw the bikers cycle around 6 of our shops in Cumbria and Northumbria, including a difficult ascent of Hartside summit in torrential rain.
During the festive period £3845 was raised at two Christmas Preview Evenings held at our Cumbrian Food Hall in Penrith and the Food Hall at Orton Grange. The events saw all ticket and raffle proceeds go to the Hospice. Attendees enjoyed cookery and butchery demonstrations, free tasters and the opportunity to talk with Cranstons local suppliers.
In addition to this a 50p donation from every Cranstons Luxury Christmas Pudding sold over the Christmas period raised £1178, whilst collection tins from all 6 of our shops and bag packs also contributed to the grand total raised.
Managing Director Philip Cranston said ‘We are thrilled with the total we have raised this year for Hospice at Home. It’s a great local charity which has touched the lives of several members of staff and friends of the business. Without the generosity of our customers and hard work of our staff and suppliers it would not have been possible to raise such a large total for such a worthy cause’.
Charity Fundraiser Julie Blundell said, ‘What a tremendous year! The total raised by Cranstons will provide numerous hours of end of life care in patients own homes and we truly thank the Cranston’s Team for their generous and continuous support’.