Cranstons have raised £2,677 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland this festive season through a series of fund-raising activities.
An initial donation of £2,100 was raised at Cranstons Christmas Charity Preview Evening, which was held on Thursday 15th November at the Cumbrian Food Hall in Penrith.
The event, which celebrated local produce, attracted almost 250 people, with all ticket and raffle proceeds going to Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.
Further money was raised through a 15p donation from every pack of Cranstons three luxury sausagemeats sold over the Christmas period, and through the raffling of a breathtaking gingerbread house created by Cranstons Cook Red Walker, who works in Cranstons Ullswater Road factory.
Managing Director Philip Cranston said, ‘As a well-supported local business Cranstons are always keen to support the local community. We are delighted to be able to say that we have surpassed last year’s fundraising figure, and would like to thank our customers for helping to raise the final amount. I would also like to thank our hard-working staff for making this possible.’
Sheila Thompson, Charity Director for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland said ‘On behalf of our patients and their families, I would like to thank Philip and the staff at Cranstons for raising such a tremendous sum. We are very grateful to receive this money which will provide many hours of patient care and support.’
CAPTION: Food Hall Manager Alan Brown (left) and Retail Director Martin Jones (right) present the cheque to Charity Director Sheila Thompson.