DONATIONS from deals on children’s meals have managed to rake in thousands of pounds for a city hospice.
A donation for every four-course child’s meal sold at Liberty Brown, Hylton Riverside Retail Park, during 2013 raised £4,167 for Grace House Children’s Hospice, which is based in nearby Southwick.
Donna Gibb, operations manager of Apartment Group which runs the eatery, said: “Our weekend Kids Club are more popular than ever, with face painting, balloon modelling and special character appearances from children’s favourite such as Transformers, Disney princesses and the brilliant Captain Jack.
“We raised £4,167 from the sales of our kiddies four-course meals and were thrilled to meet one of the lovely families who will benefit from the fantastic work that Grace House will do, day-in, day out It really is great to see first-hand where the money we raise from our Kids Club event goes.
“We are honoured to be supporting such a fantastic cause and long may it continue.”
Grace House is entirely reliant on donations and grants as it receives no Government funding.
Following more than a decade of fund-raising, launched in an Echo campaign, the hospice site is set to open and begin caring for sick children, many with terminal illnesses, later this year.
For more information, go to www.gracehouse.co.uk.