Hospice wins cash from community fund

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A HOSPICE has received a £1,000 boost.

St Cuthbert’s was given the money by the Co-op Community Fund.

The grant will go towards the hospice’s planned respite service, helping families to cope with the effects of life-limiting illness.

The Co-op Community Fund provides grants to thousands of organisations.

Committee member Richard Hodgson visited the Durham City hospice to present the cheque to its clinical services manager, Fiona Vallis.

He said: “It’s a privilege to be able to help the care of local people.”

Mrs Vallis said: “We are thrilled with the grant from the Co-op Community Fund.

“They have been highly supportive of us in the past and their generosity will help many people at St Cuthbert’s.”