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Barden's Christmas celebrations raise more than £1,000 for local hospice


A charity prize draw held by employees of The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd at their annual Christmas dinner and dance event has raised over £1,000 for St Luke's Hospice in Plymouth. More than 110 staff members attended the evening, held at The New Continental Hotel in December.

Barden Managing Director, Ian Burnage, and members of the company's Sports and Social CLub who were involved in organising the event, presented Lorna Damella from St Lukes with a cheque for £1,110 at Barden's Estover offices.

Mr Burnage commented: "The Dinner and Dance was a great evening which everyone enjoyed. Raising this amount of money for St Luke's at the same time is the icing on the cake."

He added: "A lot of effort and hard work from the Sports and Social Club went in to putting on this event and it's thanks to their efforts that we are able to make this donation."

Rose Spiers from the Sports and Social Club commented: "We're really lucky to get such amazing support from local businesses each year, they all donate some really special prizes."

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Julie Stanton, Ian Burnage & Rose Spiers from Barden and Lorna Damella from St Luke's Hospice

Prizes raffled on the night included a flat screen TV and sound system from MJB Engineering of Dorset, leisure club memberships at The New Continental Hotel, a £100 gift voucher from TQR Recruitment, a luxury hamper from A.A.V.F., tickets and a signed shirt from Plymouth Albion, an Ipod docking system from Pre-Met, a hotel stay from the Moorland Hotels and a Kindle Fire HDX from Righton Aerospace, plus many more.

The money raised will go towards supporting the efforts of St Luke's Hospice in Plymouth. The hospice is a registered charity, dedicated to providing highly specialised palliative and end of life care for patients with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families.

A further donation of £200 was also given to Hugs for Henry, a Plymouth charity aiming to raise £500,000 to give 4 year old Henry Hallam, who has neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer, access to life-saving treatment abroad. The money was raised through the use of email greetings cards over the festive season.

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