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Families can enjoy a Christmas meal after a £25,000 donation was made by The Royal Mail Group

By cg_ailsam  |  Posted: December 15, 2013


Families in Cornwall can enjoy Christmas Day after £25,000 donation

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The Royal Mail Group has donated £25,000 to charity, so that families in Cornwall can enjoy a Christmas meal.

The Royal Mail Group has donated money to Together for Short Lives, a charity of 49 children’s hospices throughout the UK.

The charity supports hospices in Cornwall, including Children’s Hospice South West, Little Harbour, near St Austell.

The money will help families with ill children to enjoy Christmas Day by providing meals and a place for the families to enjoy the day.

Director of Fundraising at Together for Short Lives, Steve Ballantyne said: “We are delighted to receive such a kind donation from Royal Mail.

“The funding will give families caring for a seriously ill child the chance to enjoy the festive celebrations and spend time together as a family.”

The hospice cares for children who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Investment for Royal Mail Group, Lily Heinemann, said: “We’re really pleased to be supporting Together for Short Lives and the valuable work they do.

“We hope our donation will make a real difference to families in Cornwall this Christmas, and allow them to have an enjoyable day, while being looked after by the great team at the hospice.”

The donation will assist the charities’ work in supporting seriously ill children, the elderly, and people affected by food poverty in urban and rural locations.

Together for Short Lives works with children’s hospices and a range of other services across the country to ensure that every child, young person and their family has the best possible care and support whenever and wherever they need it.

From the moment of diagnosis, for whatever life holds, we help to ensure families make the most of their precious time together, says Together for Short Lives.

The donation forms part of Royal Mail’s support of communities across the UK.

In 2012 to 2013, Royal Mail contributed £9.5 million directly to charities, good causes and schemes for disadvantaged groups, according to the Royal Mail Group.

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