Uplyme Stores hands over £1,000 to two good causes

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Paula Thirlwell of Uplyme Stores & Filling Station presents a cheque to Daniel Buckley of the Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion

UPLYME Stores & Filling Station has handed over a total of £1,000 to two good causes after holding fundraising activities and collections last year. 

The Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion and the NHS each received donations of £500.

This followed a cake-baking competition hosted by the village shop to mark VE Day back in May 2020, as well as the sale of face masks and collections in store.

A cheque for the NHS was collected by local nurse Jo Fowler and will go towards the Colmers Ward at Bridport Community Hospital, caring predominantly for patients over 65 for rehabilitation, as well as end for palliative and end of  life care.

Ian Marshal, chairman of the Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “The Royal British Legion, in common with so many worthy charities, has been under considerable financial pressure during 2020 due to COVID-19.

“Please be assured that every penny does count and that the monies collected will be spent on running our six care homes, most of which now have specialist dementia wings, beneficiary welfare projects and the Battle Back Centre, among many other support initiatives.

“The Lyme Regis branch is here to assist any ex-servicemen living in the area, whether Legion members or not.”

If you would like to join the Legion, contact Mr Marshall by emailing lymeregis.chairman@rbl.community or call 07584 993 955.

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Paula hands a donation over to local nurse Jo Fowler from Bridport Community Hospital
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