Sutton hospice scoops £1,000 cash bonus

Martyn Knox, right, a trustee of the John Eastwood Hospice, is presented with a �1,000 cheque from Vodafone's Community Fund to mark the opening of their Idlewells shop in Sutton.  Store staff pictured are from left, Louise Darch, Rudi Dennis and manager Alicia Jures-Spouge.
Martyn Knox, right, a trustee of the John Eastwood Hospice, is presented with a �1,000 cheque from Vodafone's Community Fund to mark the opening of their Idlewells shop in Sutton. Store staff pictured are from left, Louise Darch, Rudi Dennis and manager Alicia Jures-Spouge.

An essential hospice in Sutton has received a £1,000 cash boost to help care for its residents. The John Eastwood Hospice provides services for patients with advanced cancer, and other conditions requiring specialist palliative care such as Motor Neurone Disease. They were awarded the cash from the new Vodaphone store in the Idlewells Shopping Centre. Trust secretary for the hospice, Tracey Barker, said they were delighted to receive the cash. She said: “It will go towards a bigger project and will benefit our patients so much. We make the money stretch as much as we can.”