STAFF at a building society branch in Huddersfield raised cash for Kirkwood Hospice with a Christmas event.
Branch manager Julia Barrow and her team at the Skipton Building Society in Ramsden Street invited shoppers to share festive treats of home-baked cakes, mince pies and a glass of sherry in exchange for a small donation to the hospice at Dalton.
Said Julia: “Everyone loves a glass of sherry and a mince pie at this time of year, so we decided to hold a special day for people to pop in and get in the festive mood!”
In March, the building society’s charitable foundation donated £2,500 to Kirkwood Hospice.
The money was used to purchase an interactive smart board to enable group participation in art classes in Kirkwood’s therapy centre.
The board also doubles up as a valuable teaching aid for health care staff.