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THOUSANDS of pounds have been donated to The Rowans Hospice by a company raising money in memory of a former colleague.

Grant Thornton raised £7,000 through various activities, including a sponsored silence, selling cakes, dress-down days and taking part in the Great South Run.

The Southampton company decided to donate the money to the Purbrook hospice in memory of colleague Danny McMullan, who was helped by The Rowans.

Half the money raised will be given to the Dorothy’s Dream appeal, which gives people the choice to spend their last few days at home.

Ann Cooper, head of fundraising at the hospice, said: ‘We’re delighted to be partnering with Grant Thornton in memory of Danny. Our hospice at home pilot service has been launched and support such as this will help to sustain it.

‘Every £1 raised will make a very real difference to people who need our help.’

To donate money to the Dorothy’s Dream appeal call the hospice on (023) 9225 0001 or visit rowanshospice.co.uk.