Barnstone company’s £850 anniversary gift to Dove Cottage Hospice

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A generous company has donated money raised from its 150-year anniversary celebration to Stathern-based Dove Cottage Hospice.

Barnstone Cement Works, owned by Lafarge Tarmac, raised £870 through ticket sales for an anniversary event it held at Colwick Hall, Nottingham, which was attended by Ken Clarke QC, MP for Rushcliffe, a number of local councillors, plus 200 past and present plant employees.

Chris Stephens, Lafarge Tarmac’s plant manager at Barnstone Cement Works, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile cause as Dove Cottage. It does some great work in supporting people with life-limiting conditions and we’re looking forward to being able to work with them in the future.”

Dove Cottage fundraising administrator Amanda George said: “We’d like to thank Lafarge Tarmac in Barnstone for its kind donation which will help us continue to support service users across the region.”