Spalding N&P customers respond to Hour of Need campaign

Marie Curie nurse Lola Rowe and N&P's own Santa.

Marie Curie nurse Lola Rowe and N&P's own Santa.

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In their hour of need the people of Spalding and district stepped forward to help.

Customers at Norwich & Peterborough (N&P) Building Society in the town have helped smash the Yorkshire building Society Group’s Hour of Need campaign, of which N&P is a part.

A target of £500,000 was set in 2014 for Marie Curie and thanks to the strength of support for the campaign, the fundraising target was reached a year early.

The current total stands at more than £700,000, enough to support over 25,000 hours of nursing care for people with a terminal illness and their families across the UK.

Customers and colleagues at the branch in Sheep Market raised £483 towards the target, the equivalent of 24 hours of Marie Curie nursing care.

To celebrate, the branch will be hosting a Christmas themed thank you event on Thursday, December 17, where people can enjoy some festive treats from the society.

People can also show their support for Marie Curie and spread a little festive cheer by buying a set of the charity’s stylish Christmas tree decorations, with all proceeds going to the Hour of Need campaign.

Lola Rowe, a Marie Curie Hospital Nurse, said: “Thank you to everybody who has contributed to the Hour of Need fundraising campaign for Marie Curie. It is an amazing amount of money and allows myself and my colleagues to provide even more support to people in their hour of need.”

N&P Spalding branch manager Luke Harrison said: “We’re so proud that customers in Spalding have helped us to make this the society’s most successful ever national fundraising campaign. We hope our customers will call in so we can give them some Christmas treats to say thank you. We will continue to raise even more money over the next 12 months.”