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Adnams customers have raised £9,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams pennies donation St Elizabeth- HospiceThank you! Our brilliant Cellar & Kitchen Store customers have donated a total of £9,211 in support of St Elizabeth Hospice, a local charity devoted to improving life for people living with progressive illnesses across East Suffolk and South Norfolk. Customers shopping at Adnams’ stores have raised the money via ‘Pennies’, the digital charity box.  The Pennies scheme gives every card-paying customer the option to round up their purchases to the nearest pound and donate the extra change to charity. We’ve been running the Pennies scheme since 2012 and funds raised through the scheme have previously been used to support other causes such as Prostate Cancer UK and the Eastern Daily Press’s Flood Appeal. Pennies The Digital Charity Box logoEmma Hibbert at Adnams, comments: “We have seen great success with the Pennies scheme and are pleased that the customers across each of our stores have donated so generously.  As a Suffolk-based charity, the St Elizabeth Hospice is a cause close to our hearts and it is with great pleasure that we donate this much-needed money to such a brilliant cause.” St Elizabeth Hospice logo Brian Taylor, Business Partnerships Lead Fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, comments: “We are completely overwhelmed by the generosity shown by Adnams Cellar & Kitchen customers and would like to thank Adnams for donating to the hospice.”
“The money raised is enough to run all of our community services for three days, which will make such a huge difference; for instance, allowing people to benefit from our expert care in the comfort of their own home and preventing unwanted admission to hospital or the hospice.”

Our next charity: The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince's Countryside Fund logoOver the next few months,  Adnams will be supporting the Prince’s Countryside Fund via Pennies. The Prince’s Countryside Fund gives grants to projects that help support rural communities, the rural economy and to help secure a sustainable future by supporting countryside management projects. Grants are targeted to five key areas: service provision in rural areas, support for rural enterprise, support for farming businesses, provide training opportunities for young people and educating people about the value of the countryside. An example of one of these projects is the ‘Pub is the Hub’ scheme set up in 2010. One of Adnams’ rural pubs,  The White Hart at Blythburgh, has taken part in this scheme. The aim of Pub is the Hub is to support local needs in rural areas. Pubs can provide essential services in rural communities such as shops, post offices, lunch clubs for older people, community Broadband hubs, prescription / parcel drop off and collection points or citizen’s advice and information centres. You can find out more about The Prince’s Countryside Fund here.    


Sarah Groves