Church in boost for hospice

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A CHEQUE was presented to the Mayor of Skegness to help raise money for his chosen charity, The Butterfly Hospice Trust.

The Skegness Community Church of the Nazarene has shown its support for the annual charity nominated by the Mayor of Skegness, Coun Mark Anderson, by making a donation from its Meeting Point Charity Shop, which the church operates in the County Hotel on North Parade, Skegness.

Reverend Ian Banks, Chaplain to the Mayor, attended a recent Skegness town council meeting, where he presented £170 to the cause.

The Skegness Community Church, which holds all its meetings in the hotel, opened the shop as a way of reaching the community and working with other local charities. Since the shop opened last year donations have exceeded £1,300. The shop is open Tuesday and Thursday each week from 9am to 1pm.

Reverend Ian Banks said: “Each month the charity shop is open we designate a different local charity to receive a donation. We invite the nominated charity to use the facility as an opportunity to raise awareness for their work with pamphlets, visits to the shop, collecting boxes. We have supported many charities since it opened a year ago.”