Generous fundraisers from across the Five Cities have compensated for a new furniture van for Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice.
Users of the Hospice and Charities Darts and Dominoes League – which has lifted a lot more than £100k for the hospice considering that it commenced far more than 20 several years back – collected £14,000 for the van right after hospice bosses said they experienced a backlog of furniture to acquire but not enough transportation.
Monthly bill Henderson, the retired police superintendent who operates the league,stated: “Our goal has usually been to raise as significantly money as achievable for the hospice and other charities.
“Over the several years we have specialised in buying most of the vehicles which the hospice needed. We have bought every mini-coach utilized for the transportation of patients to and from working day care and virtually every single furniture van and other car essential for the hospice stores.
“A handful of months in the past the shops’ common manager pointed out they could not preserve up with the residence clearances they experienced been questioned to do due to the fact of a scarcity of transportation.
“Teams from the league rallied to the contact and in months had elevated adequate money to buy one more furnishings van. For the very first time we looked for a next-hand 1 due to the fact of the urgency, and with the assist of a nearby mechanic, Peter Crossley, we ended up blessed to find one.
“The van is now in use by the hospice, and proudly displays the words and phrases ‘purchased by the Hospice & Charities Darts and Domino League.’ It is thanks to all the teams who take portion in the league that this has been achievable.”
The league – which raises income via entry and registration expenses, donations, tournaments and other fundraising activities – has also made donations to other charities such as the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, the Anthony Nolan Trust and the Dr Jackson Cancer Fund.