Auction raises lots for hospice

A DEVOTED daughter has raised more than £5,000 for a hospice which cared for her mother who died last year. Jayne Knowles, who lives in Baldock, organised a ladies fashion show and charity auction at Letchworth Garden City Rugby Football Club last month.

A DEVOTED daughter has raised more than £5,000 for a hospice which cared for her mother who died last year.

Jayne Knowles, who lives in Baldock, organised a ladies fashion show and charity auction at Letchworth Garden City Rugby Football Club last month. The event raised £5,370 for the garden house Hospice in Letchworth GC.

Jayne organised the event in memory of her mother, Pearl Carruthers, who lived in Letchworth GC and lost a three-and-a-half-year battle with ovarian cancer in August last year. She died at the hospice on her 68th birthday.

Jayne said: "This was a very difficult time but the hospice was a truly wonderful place. I wanted to give the hospice something back to thank them."

She added: "The event was a great success. The amount raised is more than I could have imagined so I am really pleased.

"The hospice is going to purchase new patio furniture for the newly landscaped gardens and also six portable televisions for the six new wards. The remaining money will be used for day-to-day running costs of the hospice.

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