Hospice thanks Portsmouth shoppers for donation

Area fundraiser for Naomi House Sarah Hudson, left, and Cascades Centre manager Rhoda Joseph with the cheque for money from the wishing well
Area fundraiser for Naomi House Sarah Hudson, left, and Cascades Centre manager Rhoda Joseph with the cheque for money from the wishing well

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A children’s hospice has thanked generous shoppers at Cascades Shopping Centre in Portsmouth for donating nearly £200 in loose change.

Fundraising efforts at the centre in the run-up to Christmas included a gift-wrapping service collection tins and a wishing well.

The well raised £96.15 and the gift-wrapping £96, coming to £192.15 in total, with money still to come from the collection tins.

The funds will go to Naomi House and Jacksplace, a charity the centre has supported for a number of years.

Cascades centre manager Rhoda Joseph said: ‘I’d really like to thank all of those who made a donation.

‘It never ceases to amaze me how kind-hearted our shoppers are, especially at a time of year when money can be a bit tight.’

Sarah Hudson, area fundraiser for Naomi House added: ‘We are so thankful to the people of Portsmouth for their kind contributions.

‘The support that we get means that we are able to continue to provide care to life-limited and seriously ill children. Without this kind of support we couldn’t do what we do, so from everyone at the hospice we’d just like to say a big thank you.’