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Royal Mail managers restore furniture for hospice
5:00pm Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
ROYAL Mail staff have restored donated furniture to raise cash for Helen and Douglas House hospice for young people in East Oxford.
Seventeen managers mended, sanded, painted and varnished to add value to items of furniture at the hospice’s warehouse in Abingdon.
Mike Hardcastle, Royal Mail project manager, said: “This was an opportunity for managers from different areas of the UK to work together as a team and help Helen and Douglas House raise more funds.
“It is a fantastic charity that provides huge amounts of support and specialist care for children and young people.
“This was the third volunteering event this group has undertaken for a charity and we looked forward to doing something completely different from our day jobs.”
Aimie Hancock, corporate fundraiser, said: “This project is one of our most popular team days for corporate supporters and it is a great way for participants to engage with the charity.”
It costs more than £5m every year to run the hospice.
Anyone who can donate items can contact Richard Morgan, warehouse manager, on 01235 539992.