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Donated van is a ‘lifeline’ for charity

HospiceCare's Emma Arthur, Debbie Allan and David Atkinson, with Alnwick Youth Hostel's Richard Waters, second left.
HospiceCare's Emma Arthur, Debbie Allan and David Atkinson, with Alnwick Youth Hostel's Richard Waters, second left.

Alnwick Youth Hostel has donated HospiceCare North Northumberland with a vehicle, which can be used to transport fund-raising-event equipment and donations for its charity shops.

Emma Arthur, HospiceCare fund-raiser, described the van as a lifeline, which has already made running events easier and delivering shop donations more efficient.

She said: “Prior to having the van, we were using our own vehicles to transport event kit and shop donations, which often meant several runs to and from the venue. Now we can load everything in one go.”

Richard Waters, the hostel’s chairman of the board, said: “We are delighted to help out with such a worthwhile local cause.

“It has been rewarding to see how invaluable our support has been to the hospice, which is a vital part of the community.”