Louth company raises cash for local charities

Simon Thompson (Quality, Environment and Site Services Co-ordinator), Lucy Wood (Communication and Team Manager, St Andrew's Hospice),  and Sarah Coggle (Sales Office Manager, Luxus). EMN-150324-091011001

Simon Thompson (Quality, Environment and Site Services Co-ordinator), Lucy Wood (Communication and Team Manager, St Andrew's Hospice), and Sarah Coggle (Sales Office Manager, Luxus). EMN-150324-091011001

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Peter Atterby, the Managing Director at Louth based company, Luxus, recently presented a cheque for £500 to St Andrew’s Hospice.

The Grimsby-based charity cares for people with life limiting illnesses, and the vital funds were raised by staff members at a raffle held at the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations earlier this year.

Sarah Coggle, sales office manager at Luxus, said: “We decided to do something for a local charity and St Andrew’s Hospice was chosen by a colleague who has had some involvement with them.

“The charity was a popular choice and the raffle went down very well, especially the prize of a day off work.

“We’d like to thank the local businesses who donated prizes, and to our staff for their support. The hospice touches so many people’s lives; it is such a vital facility.”

Lucy Wood, from St Andrew’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted to receive this cheque from Luxus, as voluntary donations from local businesses are absolutely essential if we are to ensure that the specialist care the hospice provides for adults and children can continue.”

Luxus staff also helped voluntary youth organisation, the Louth Detachment of the Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force, after raising £107 by sending each other electronic rather than traditional Christmas cards.

David Dannatt, a machine operator at Luxus who has been volunteering for the charity for 24 years, said: “Our cadet hut is currently being refurbished; so the money raised by Luxus staff will be put towards technology which will help with instructing cadets in the future.”