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A massive £30,000 raised by taxi company for local charity

Gatwick’s on-site taxi company raises £30,000 for local charity partner.

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London Gatwick’s on-site taxi company, Gatwick Airport Cars, has raised £30,000 for the airport’s local charity partner St Catherine’s Hospice.

Airport Cars has supported the charity over the past five years and the total amount has been raised through donation boxes in the company’s crew room.

St Catherine’s Hospice is based in Crawley, West Sussex, and provides end-of-life care and support to terminally ill people and their families across Crawley, Horsham, East Surrey and Mid Sussex.

Last month Gatwick announced a new two year partnership with St Catherine’s Hospice, having already helped raise more than £113,000 for the charity since the airport first partnered it two years ago.

Gatwick Airport Cars Director, James Kemp, said:

“Airport Cars is delighted to support St Catherine’s Hospice on an ongoing basis. Our drivers raise money every day for this wonderful cause meaning that we can send a generous amount every month.”

St Catherine’s Hospice Head of Fundraising, Lucy Bowden, said:

“Thank you so much to everyone at Gatwick Airport Cars for your amazing support of St Catherine’s Hospice. You’ve raised a fantastic amount of money and we hope you are very proud of your commitment to your local community. We really look forward to working with you for many more years.”

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From tragedy to charity – a brave mother’s act to honour her mum

Local mother starts charity after tragedy.

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Dad Alan; Son Jamie; Mum Caroline; Daughter Paige and Gayle Cassinos from County Mall during the fundraising for Hannah's Wings.

A local lady who was sadly bereaved by the death of her mother after she was brutally murdered in 2018 has made the brave move of turning a tragic event into a positive by launching a charity.

Caroline Snowling is setting up Hannah’s Wings in order to help victims bereaved by murder.

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She said: “I know from first hand experience the massive lack of emotional and financial support available from government. I intend to offer a platform via our charity and website that offers support, advice and financial contributions where possible.”

The charity is in partnership with a Christian Church who are offering their ministers to conduct funeral services for free if they come via Hannah’s Wings.

Caroline, along with her family, are in County Mall today (8 August), Friday 10 August and next Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 4.30pm, raising funds in aid of Hannah’s Wings.

They’re also promoting an event run for the charity too, which is being held at Fort Fun.

The VIP charity event at Eastbourne’s Fort Fun takes place on Wednesday 15 August from 6.30pm-9pm. The majority of the sales will go straight to Hannah’s Wings; admission includes the Splash Park, Teacup and Carousel Ride, Bouncy Pillow, Crazy Golf, Bouncy Slide, Sand Play, Imagination Role Play Village, Outdoor Jungle Gym, Ball Game Court and more.

Also available at an extra cost is face painting, balloon modelling, candy floss and a café.

Tickets can be purchased on Hannah’s Wings’ Facebook page or at one of the shopping centre stands. Message the Facebook page for more information.

Hannah’s Wings has a GoFundMe page, which contains links to the many national TV interviews booked to raise awareness about the charity.

Caroline said:

“We have a lot of National and local media interested including, BBC, ITV, Sky News, The Sun, The Irish Post just to name a few.

“Our website is in the making any support would be appreciated.”

Caroline adds: “We shall be fundraising in all different types of ways from fun days, raffles, race nights and more!”

Click here to go to Hannah’s Wings’ GoFundMe page.

Click here to go to Hannah’s Wings’ Facebook page.

Click here to go to Hannah’s Wings’ change.org petition.

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