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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Indie rock band Snow Patrol has helped raise more than £2,000 for London’s first children’s hospice.
The group arranged for a bucket collection to take place at their O2 gig earlier this month to raise money for Richard House in Newham, which provides care and support for children with complex healthcare conditions and life-limiting illnesses. The band also donated 20 tickets to reward the hard work the staff and volunteers put in.
The hospice has been running a week-long campaign called Show a Little Love, which aimed to raise awareness and money for Richard House.
A total of 10 schools in and around Newham showed their love for Richard House by making donations and holding fundraising events.
Not all the funds have been collected yet but it is estimated that around £6,000 has been raised for the hospice. This is enough to enable a child to stay at the hospice for six days and nights giving them freedom to be with other children like themselves whilst at the same time allowing their parents to have a well-earned rest.
Viv Talbot, community fundraising manager, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people from all walks of life taking part and having fun raising funds for Richard House through Show a Little Love.
“From school children wearing red, to university students having a chocolate sale, to Snow Patrol allowing Richard House volunteers to collect outside the O2. The bucket collection raised more than £2,000 for the hospice - which is a phenomenal amount.”