St Teresa's Donations
February 11th, 2011

Messages on tree are gift for hospice

Messages left on a Christmas tree at Whitehouse Funeral Service have resulted in £250 donated to St Teresa’s Hospice.

Families cared for by the Darlington based funeral directors were invited to leave a message to their loved ones on the tree and make a small donation to St Teresa’s Hospice.

This is the third year Whitehouse Funeral Service has raised money for the Hospice, with this year’s result bringing the combined total to £850.

John Whitehouse said: “The first time Christmas Day is celebrated without a loved one can be especially difficult so we think it’s important to remember they are with you in spirit and that people are there to help”.

“The response we got was absolutely magnificent and the tree was completely covered in messages. We only ask for a donation of £1 for each message but many people gave significantly more.”

Jane Bradshaw, St Teresa’s Hospice Director, said: “The donation from John and the families he cares for is wonderful and goes to show that not only is there a network of support available for people in Darlington, but that the organisations involved don’t hesitate to help each other.”

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