Cranstons Quality Butchers have raised £4006 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland through a series of events hosted in 2015.
£3163 was raised during Cranstons Festive fundraising with the return of Cranstons popular Christmas Preview Evenings at our Cumbrian Foodhall in Penrith and the Foodhall at Orton Grange. All ticket sales and raffle ticket proceeds were donated to the Hospice.
The evenings were supported by Cranstons local suppliers who provided tasters and demonstrations of their products. Cranstons hosted butchery demonstrations and Café Oswald’s consultant, Michelin starred chef Steven Doherty demonstrated dishes with seasonal game.
In addition, a 50p donation from Cranstons charity product - Cranstons Luxury Christmas puddings in Cranberry and Orange flavour as well as the traditional flavour - sold raised £541. Collection tins from all six Cranstons shops, as well as bag packs throughout 2015 contributed to the grand total raised.
Philip Cranston, Managing Director said: “We are delighted with the total raised this year for Hospice at Home. It’s a wonderful local charity which has touched the lives of several members of staff and friends of the business. We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to our customers and suppliers for helping us support Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland.
Julie Blundell Fundraiser for Hospice at Home said: “We are truly grateful for the continued support of the Cranstons team and their very kind customers. Over the year this generosity and support has provided numerous hours of Clinical Care following the devastating news that end of life care is needed. With this support, Cranstons have helped to make sure that people who are coping with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness do not have to do it alone. The Charity thanks all of the Cranstons team in all their shops for this continued kindness and for making a difference.