New tribute at Leeds hospice to fundraising heroics of supermarket staff

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Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds has been presented with a colourful reminder of fundraising work carried out by staff from Morrisons.

Branches of the supermarket across Scotland and the north of England have raised more than £500,000 during a charity partnership with Sue Ryder.

And, with the partnership due to end next year, a special patchwork quilt has been created to provide a lasting symbol of the link-up’s success.

Tricia Gallagher, from a Morrisons store in Anniesland, near Glasgow, said: “With six months remaining of our partnership with Sue Ryder, it seemed like a good time to reflect on the success of the past couple of years and we wanted to give Sue Ryder a gift to mark this.

“We wanted to show where the money raised in the North has come from, so we asked each store to contribute a patch to show something unique which could identify their store and acknowledge their local area.

“We invited all stores from across Scotland and the north of England to contribute a patch.

“The response has been great and we’ve had some fantastic designs and a rainbow of colours.”

Morrisons community champion Catherine McRoberts added: “The nurses and hospice staff really go above and beyond to support families through difficult times so it’s great to be able to fundraise for such a great cause and give them a special gift.”

The quilt will now be kept on display at Headingley-based Wheatfields.

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