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Local auction house raises over £8k for Katharine House Hospice

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Cuttlestones’ Ben Gamble presents Kelly Day of
Katharine House Hospice with a cheque for £8,188.07

Penkridge auctioneers & valuers Cuttlestones is celebrating having raised an impressive £8,188.07 for Katharine House Hospice during 2012. Fundraising efforts saw the team take on a host of activities and organise events for the company’s chosen Charity of the Year; ranging from quiz nights through to Triathlons, gruelling runs and the Three Peaks Challenge.


The sum raised will run the entire hospice for over a day, as the charity’s corporate fundraiser, Kelly Day, explains:


We’d like to thank Cuttlestones for its efforts and hard work over the past twelve months – the hospice costs £6,500 per day to run, so support like this from local businesses alongside donations and fundraising by the general public is essential to ensure we can continue to provide care and support to those faced with illnesses that cannot be cured. Our aim is to enable our patients and those close to them to live as fully as possible and make the most of the time that’s left.


The Cuttlestones team, meanwhile, is happy to have helped a charity that touches so many lives; as MD and Head Auctioneer, Ben Gamble, explains:


We’ve been incredibly proud to support Katharine House Hospice over the past twelve months as our Charity of the Year. When we visited the hospice with Kelly back in January we were blown away by the work it does and the breadth of services it provides to the community. Providing such an exceptional standard of care does not come cheap so we were determined to raise a decent sum that will hopefully help, in a small way, to enable the hospice to continue its excellent work. We’re keen to continue supporting the hospice in its fundraising efforts and look forward to working with Kelly and the team at future events.”


For further information on Katharine House Hospice and the services it provides, visit  To find out more about Cuttlestones visit or call 01785 714905.

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