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Marshall’s Yard supports two local charities this year

Marshall’s Yard supports two local charities this year
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Marshall’s Yard supports two local charities this year

21 March 2017

The team at Marshall’s Yard in Gainsborough have announced their chosen charities for the coming year - they'll  be focussing their fundraising efforts on supporting the work carried out in the local community by the Salvation Army and the nurses on Scotter Ward at the town's John Coupland Hospital.

Staff at the award winning shopping centre will focus over the next 12 months on helping to raise much needed funds for these two local causes which offer vital, life improving services for residents in the town.

The funds raised for Scotter Ward will help towards refurbishing the palliative care suite, where the staff would like to create a more homely atmosphere for patients and relatives. 

The Salvation Army carry out a number of initiatives in the town to help improve those in need. These initiatives include the Food Bank which helps distribute around 35 food parcels every month and a Christmas Appeal which is focused on the provision of toys and food hampers.

Marshall’s Yard’s Centre Manager Alison Hall said: “We feel that both of these charities offer a vital service in our town. Both charities are clearly passionate about improving and even transforming the quality of life for members of our local community."

To raise as much money as possible over the next twelve months, the Yard will be collecting for the charity during on site events, activities and fundraising days.

A permanent wishing well is also on the centre giving customers and staff the chance to donate funds.
At the end of the year the total raised will be split and given to the two charities to hopefully assist in their work and help towards making life changing improvements.

Donna Phillips, Sister and Clinical Nurse Lead on Scotter Ward for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to have been nominated as Marshalls Yard charity of the year. The support we receive will be vital in helping us to reach our fundraising target to refurbish our palliative care suite into an area where patients and their families can relax and feel at home during their last stages of life.”

The Salvation Army Church Captains Jeremy and Wendy Ferguson-Smith expressed their delighted at being chosen as one of Marshall’s Yards chosen charities and shared how this support will make a real difference locally to those experiencing difficulties.

Pictures show the Salvation Army and Scotter Ward which are this year's chosen charities at Marshall's Yard.  

For further information, contact:-

Alison Hall
Centre Manager, Marshall's Yard
Tel: 01427 810706
Email: alison.hall@marshallsyard.co.uk

Or

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644
Email: pr@dransfield.co.uk

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