Unwanted gifts provide funding boost

GENEROUS staff at the Hanover Housing Association in Eynesbury raised £140 for The Hunts Post s New Life Appeal by raffling off their unwanted Christmas presents. In January, we launched our appeal to raise £70,000 for maternity services at Hinchingbrooke

GENEROUS staff at the Hanover Housing Association in Eynesbury raised £140 for The Hunts Post's New Life Appeal by raffling off their unwanted Christmas presents.

In January, we launched our appeal to raise £70,000 for maternity services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, including the special care baby unit (SCBU).

One of the first groups of people to respond were the employees from Hanover Housing who drew their raffle on January 31.

The association's regional support officer, Loraine Harris, said: "We had a hamper, soft toys, beauty gift-sets and biscuits and we sold the tickets at £1 a strip.