Hertfordshire charity attends tea party hosted by Simon Cowell

02 May 2013

Representatives from Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire were amongst the special guests at an event hosted by Simon Cowell on Thursday 28 March

Chair Lesley Lopez and two group members attended The Health Lottery Tea Party at Claridge’s to help celebrate £32 million of new good causes funding raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

The event was attended by celebrities and representatives from local charity projects that have been funded by People’s Health Trust. The Trust uses the good causes money to support people in disadvantaged communities to grow up, live, work and age well.

Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire received £5,050 of funding from People’s Health Trust – using money raised by HealthCourage through The Health Lottery. The new funding has enabled them to provide support to children and young people across Hertfordshire, struggling to come to terms with loss.

Lesley Lopez, Chair – Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire, said: “It was fantastic to be involved in such an exciting event.  The funding we have received from People’s Health Trust has been so helpful this year - enabling us to continue to provide our much needed service to bereaved children and young people in Hertfordshire.  We are all really grateful for its support.”

John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, said: “Without a doubt, the society lotteries and The Health Lottery are one of the highest profile and most successful new sources of funding that the charity sector has seen in years. It is innovative, fresh and it’s desperately needed. It’s hard to believe how much has been raised already.

“Communities, charities, local groups and local people are experiencing some of the hardest times at the moment. It is at times like this, with massive public sector cuts, that people turn to their local community groups and charities.”

So far, more than 500 charities and community groups and over 50,000 people have already benefitted from the new funding raised through The Health Lottery. 

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