Staff at a Langworth business raise thousands for good causes

Sarah Jowett and David Newton of Chestnut Homes present a cheque to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice EMN-160315-112625001
Sarah Jowett and David Newton of Chestnut Homes present a cheque to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice EMN-160315-112625001
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Two charities have received a boost after staff at Langworth-based housebuilder Chestnut Homes raised thousands of pounds.

Employees raised £2,230 by holding a raffle at its Christmas dinner dance - and managing director David Newton doubled this amount, bringing the total to £4,460.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support will share the cash.

Tanya Taylor from Macmillan Cancer Support said: “This donation will help to fund our vital work to reach and improve the lives of people living with cancer within our local community by providing medical, emotional and financial support when they need it most.”

Chestnut Homes has been a supporter of the St Barnabas Hospice for several years, raising more than £12,000 to date.

The hospice’s head of fundraising, Veronica Brien, said: “We cannot thank them enough for their ongoing support.”

Mr Newton said: “Our staff are a brilliant team and they were all very keen to donate and offer their support to these two very worthy causes.”