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Major airline gives Winchester hospice a cash boost
11:19am Monday 7th October 2013 in Hampshire Business
A WINCHESTER hospice has received a cash boost from a major European airline.
Ryanair has donated €10,000, or £8,462, to Naomi House and jacksplace which cares for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.
Mark Smith, deputy chief executive of the Sutton Scotney-based hospice, was recently flown out to Dublin to collect the donation.
He said: “This donation enables us to continue providing valuable care and support to children and young people. With less than 20 per cent of the £7 million we seek to raise annually coming from Government, we are reliant on donations such as this to continue our work.”
Caroline Green, Ryanair director of customer service, added: “Ryanair is delighted to support Naomi House and jacksplace, which does so much to help children and young children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.”
The funding comes from the airline’s Fly to Win scheme where passengers buy scratchcards during the flight with proceeds donated to charity.
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