University staff and students raise £6638 for Cynthia Spencer Hospice
Published Friday 21st January 2011
The University of Northampton has presented Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice with £6638.97 following fundraising efforts from staff and students in 2010.
Each year, the University selects a charity to support through fundraising activities. Northampton's Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice was chosen by University staff in January 2010 and fundraising activities have included the annual Pancake Dash, Cycle for Cynthia, the Run10, quizzes, cake sales, bucketeering and fancy dress days.
Linda Davis, a lead member of the Staff Social Group at The University of Northampton who helps to co-ordinate fundraising activities for the selected charity each year, commented:
"We have had a successful year's fundraising and are delighted to have presented this amount to such a worthy cause. Our staff are very passionate about supporting local charities and always rise to the challenge; over the past 10 years they have donated nearly £42k to Northamptonshire charities."
Sue Bownass, Community Fundraiser, Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice, added:
"The Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice were absolutely delighted that The University of Northampton chose us for their charity of the year.
"We rely on the generosity of local groups and to members of the public to help maintain the services that we offer at a time when people need it most.
"We are a Northampton-based charity providing a specialist health service for people in South Northamptonshire whose illness is no longer curable. At Cynthia Spencer Hospice, whilst the emphasis is on dealing with the physical problems of patients to ensure their comfort, the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones are also paramount.
"We have made many friends at the University and look forward to working alongside again in the near future."
The fundraising cheque was presented to Sue Bownass by The University of Northampton's Vice Chancellor Professor Nick Petford.
Staff and students at the University will be fundraising for Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal in Northampton throughout 2011.