Date: Tuesday 07 January 2020
A couple who are raising money for a children's hospice in Grimsby have received a timely cash boost thanks to a £1000 donation.
Nicola and Gary Piper, who launched Andy’s Place, a hospice for children with severe disabilities, entered this year’s Great North Run, where they asked for support from the local community and raised funds for new care equipment to improve the facilities for the children at the hospice.
In addition to this, a portion of the money, following the donation, will be sent to the Sick Children's Trust charity, which looks after families with seriously ill children and helps to provide them with accommodation at a vital time of need.
Commenting on the support it has received from our East Midlands team, Nicola Piper, Charity Organiser, said: “We cannot thank Taylor Wimpey enough for their generous donation. The £1000 sponsorship has helped us to buy a number of items and toys to give to the children at our hospice and it means so much to us. In total, we raised £2300 and so, we decided to also use part of our donation funds towards the Sick Children's Trust charity, which is a group that Gary and I donate regularly to as they help to provide accommodation to families with seriously ill children at a time of need.”
Rob Curry our Sales and Marketing Director for the East Midlands, added: “We were more than delighted to provide Nicola and Gary Piper with a £1000 donation. The couple used the funding towards improving the facilities at their children’s hospice, Andy’s Place, in Grimsby. Nicola and Gary have worked incredibly hard to raise the amount that they have and it’s lovely to see the positive impact that their hard work is having on the local community.”