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Former Redbridge mayor donates £39,000 to Saint Francis Hospice

PUBLISHED: 08:03 19 July 2018 | UPDATED: 08:03 19 July 2018

Former Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Huggett, (centre) with members of the Hospice at Home team from Saint Francis Hospice. Photo: Saint Francis Hospice

Former Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Huggett, (centre) with members of the Hospice at Home team from Saint Francis Hospice. Photo: Saint Francis Hospice

Saint Francis Hospice

Councillor Linda Huggett raised funds through a number of events over her 12 month period as mayor.

Head of major donors Anne Brown with former Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Huggett and her husband Brian. photo: Saint Francis HospiceHead of major donors Anne Brown with former Mayor of Redbridge Councillor Linda Huggett and her husband Brian. photo: Saint Francis Hospice

The former Mayor of Redbridge has donated £39,000 to Saint Francis Hospice that was raised during her Mayoralty last year.

Councillor Linda Huggett raised funds through a number of events over her 12 month period as mayor, including afternoon tea at Valentine’s Mansion, a quiz night at Woodford Bowling Club, a children’s Halloween party, the New Year’s Day parade in London and Redbridge’s Got Talent.

The money will be used to fund Hospice at Home care across Redbridge.

“It’s an absolute honour to have been able to raise this money, which I know will further develop the Hospice at Home service provision in Redbridge and also raise the profile of Saint Francis Hospice in the community,” explained Coun Huggett, who has also agreed to become a trustee of the charity in Havering-atte-Bower.

She went on to say: “Everyone I have spoken to in the borough that has had some kind of interaction with the Hospice has nothing but praise for the care and attention they have received.”

Anne Brown, Head of major donors for the hospice, worked closely with Linda during the partnership,

Anne said: “Our relationship has been outstanding, with a huge amount of work put in by the Mayor herself, and her Appeal Committee, many of whom are ex-mayors and current/former councillors.

“The variety of events has been impressive, and working alongside Haven House as the other benefiting charity, has strengthened our relationship with them as an organisation as well.”

Current chairman for the hospice, Bob Weatherstone, said: “I am delighted that you have agreed to come on board as a Trustee Linda, and I would like to extend a huge thank you to both you and Brian, Anne and the wider Appeal Committee for helping to raise our profile in Redbridge, which I hope will continue to grow.”


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