Delight as Hannah's Holiday Home Appeal scoops national people's choice award

A CHARITY which gives free holidays and respite breaks to families of children battling life-threatening illnesses has won a national award.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 7:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 10:01 pm
Pam Marshall, Grace Marshall, Graham Duxbury (Groundwork CEO) and Colin Marshall
Pam Marshall, Grace Marshall, Graham Duxbury (Groundwork CEO) and Colin Marshall

Hannah's Holiday Home Appeal won the '˜People's Choice' award at the Groundwork Community Awards on November 22. 

The selfless cause was established after Pam Marshall, from Waterlooville, lost her 10-year-old daughter Hannah to Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2004. 

Hannah's Holiday Home Appeal was among 30 finalists at the ceremony last week, held at the Houses of Paraliament, and was voted a winner through a public online vote.

It was also one of three finalists in the '˜best community group contribution to health and wellbeing' category.

Mrs Marshall said: '˜It is so heart-warming that members of the public took time out to vote for us making this possible.  

'˜We met so many fantastic and inspirational community groups and individuals on the awards night.  

'˜The whole evening was a wonderful experience from start to finish, for us all.'

Graham Duxbury, CEO of Groundwork, a charity, said: '˜I'd like to congratulate Hannah's Holiday Home Appeal on winning their award and wish them every success going forward in continuing to be a positive and inspiring voice and example for local people.'

Hannah's Holiday Home Appeal supports more than 120 families every year.