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Solihull Marie Curie thanks residents for £3,000 donation

Solihull Editorial 23rd Feb, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A GENEROUS £3,000 donation, which will pay for 150 hours of nursing care, has been given to a Solihull Marie Curie thanks to the support of residents.

The Salts Medilink Family Fund is an annual prize pot which sees staff of the Birmingham-based company nominate five charities as part of a national competition and ask members of the public to vote for their favourite.

After 12 months of polling, the Solihull hospice won 30 per cent of the votes and have now been given a portion of the money along with two other causes.

Tracey Finnegan, community fund-raiser, was handed the whopping £3,000 cheque by three Salts brothers, who run Salts Healthcare and are the tenth generation of the family to work at the company which was started in 1701.

She said: “I was delighted to receive the cheque from Salts Medilink Family Fund for the fantastic amount of £3,000 and would like to thank the staff for voting for Marie Curie. Thank you to the three Salts brothers for their generosity.”

Philip Salt, Salts Healthcare’s chief executive, added this was the second year of the Salts Medilink Family Fund which they started because they wanted to give something back to the areas where they worked.

“We’ve been amazed how many votes have been cast showing that all the charities that were nominated, have a very special place in people’s hearts.

“I am delighted to present a cheque for £3000 to Marie Curie,” he said.

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