A pound of love goes a long way

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A county hospice has benefited from the generosity of staff at a steel firm.

Employees at Tata Steel in Corby took part in a ‘pound of love’ raffle which helped to raise funds for the Tata Medical Centre in Calcutta and Lakelands Hospice.

More than £1,100 was raised and will be split between the two causes.

Tata Steel’s Emma Chandler said: “We decided that supporting a local charity would mean more to our employees so a raffle was set up to support the medical centre and Lakelands. The response from our suppliers was overwhelming. We had prizes ranging from an X-Box to a laptop.”

Lakelands community fundraiser Paul Marlow said: “It was an amazing gesture by the Corby workforce to include us in their fundraising initiative.”