Delight as Hannah's Holiday HomeÂ Appeal scoops national people's choice award
A CHARITY which gives free holidays and respite breaks to families of children battling life-threatening illnessesÂ has won a national award.
Hannah's Holiday Home Appeal won the '˜People's Choice' award at the Groundwork Community Awards on November 22.Â
The selfless cause was established after Pam Marshall, from Waterlooville, lost her 10-year-old daughter Hannah toÂ Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2004.Â
Hannah's Holiday Home AppealÂ 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. Â
'˜We met so many fantastic and inspirational community groups and individuals on the awards night. Â
'˜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.