Hannah’s Holiday Home benefits from bank bears

Abbey Bowes, from TSB Petersfield, with Pam Marshall from Hannah's Holiday Home
Abbey Bowes, from TSB Petersfield, with Pam Marshall from Hannah's Holiday Home
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GENEROUS bank customers have raised nearly £400 for a charity which provides respite to families of seriously-ill children.

TSB’s partners and customers in Petersfield dug deep for Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal.

The money was raised by various fundraising events including two name-the -teddy bear competitions.

One teddy is now called Jake and another is called Willow.

Sarah Upwood, bank manager at TSB Petersfield, said: ‘Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal is a vital part of our local community and we’re really proud to have them as our local charity partner.

‘Our team has worked really hard with the appeal to make our fundraising events a success and it is fantastic to know the difference that our efforts will make.’

Hannah’s Holiday Home was set up by Pam Marshall, from Horndean, following the death of her daughter Hannah from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, aged 10, in 2004.

Over the years, Pam and her dedicated team of volunteers have fundraised tirelessly to buy three luxury lodges to give children who are terminally ill, and their families, a well-deserved break.

They have supported hundreds of families over the years.

Pam said: ‘We would like to thank the TSB team at Petersfield from the bottom of our hearts for their kindness.

‘The money they are raising and the general support we’re getting is helping us to deliver really important services.

‘Having major businesses like TSB supporting us locally is a great way of making our community stronger.’

TSB staff have also been collecting toiletries and gifts to give to families. To make a donation go to hannahsappeal.org.