Borough of Newham Lodge hits £250,000 raised for hospice

Published: September 17, 2015

A recent cheque of £18,000 donated to Richard House has pushed the amount raised for the charity by the Borough of Newham Lodge to over £250,000.

The Lodge have been supporting the hospice, based in Beckton, for around 20 years, with the money raised through those years thanks to regular bucket collections by Lodge members at tube stations in central London.

Brian Glover, speaking on behalf of the Lodge, said: “It feels superb to have raised over £250,000. We never would have dreamed we would be able to raise that much money. We’re only working class people, but we are all very genuine and we’ve got a big heart. We have a real affinity with the hospice and we do it because we really believe in the hospice.”

“We’re all family people with children, and you never know what’s round the corner in life, so something like a children’s hospice is so important.”

Joel Voysey, Director of Income Generation at the hospice, said: “To have raised over £250,000 for the hospice is an absolutely phenomenal effort. The dedication and commitment the Lodge members have shown to the hospice has made such a difference to so many families over the years. We are extremely thankful for their ongoing support.”