East Riding College Staff Give Generously To Martin House and PDSA Charities

9th January 2006 2:42pm - Return to press releases

A cheque for £1,000 has been handed over to the Martin House Children's Hospice and £100 has been given to the PDSA (Peoples Dispensary for sick animals) from a year's charity raising from staff at East Riding College.

Members of staff at the Carnaby site of East Riding College have spent the last year raising over £950 from their weekly tea money to go towards their annual nominated charities.  £50 was donated by an anonymous member of the public and £100 has been raised by the staff at the St Mary's Walk site in Bridlington during a raffle at their Christmas party.

The main part of money went to the Carnaby sites main charity which was Martin House.

Martin House in Wetherby was opened by the Duchess of Kent in 1987. It provides care and support to families in which there is a child or children with a short life expectancy.  The Hospice shares with the families the care of the child.  This can take the form of symptom control, emergency care, respite care and terminal care either at Martin House or in the family home.

Ken Shaw, bricklaying tutor at Carnaby said "All of the staff have made a real effort throughout the year for us to hit our target of £1,000 for our main charity which is Martin House.  We also wanted to donate an amount this year to an animal charity which contributed towards animal welfare and the PDSA fits in well with this.  Martin House gains little access to public funds, they rely almost entirely on charitable donations.  We are pleased to help in any way that we can."

If anyone is interested in donating money to Martin House, please contact Ken Shaw at East Riding Colleges Carnaby site on 01262 400180.