MARK NOMINATES TWO LOCAL CHARITIES FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS

March 19, 2012 3:22 PM


Mark makes regular visits to the Seashell Trust and has always praised their fantastic work

Mark makes regular visits to the Seashell Trust and has always praised their fantastic work

Last week Cheadle MP Mark Hunter nominated local charities Saint Ann's Hospice and Seashell Trust for two national awards in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Seashell Trust was nominated for "Best contribution by a community group" award for the Kids Count Awards, and Saint Ann's was put forward for the DODs parliamentary "local charity of the year" award.

Since becoming an MP in 2005, Mr Hunter has worked closely with both charities and has repeatedly voiced his praise for the work that goes on at both of these local organisations.

In Mark's nomination for St Ann's Hospice, he spoke of the charity as a "highly regarded and much loved local charity" and following its fortieth anniversary year in 2011 said the Award "would be a fitting testament to the consistent, exceptional and moving achievements of St Ann's Hospice over the last four decades."

When nominating Seashell Trust for the Kids Count Awards, Mark paid tribute to "the work of Chief Executive Mark Geraghty and his dedicated team there for their sterling work, day-in-day-out" and outlined the immeasurable contribution Seashell Trust make to the lives of many profoundly disabled children, their families and the wider community.

Local MP Mark Hunter at St Ann's with Care Services Minister Paul Burstow and new Chief Executive Jayne Bessant

Local MP Mark Hunter at St Ann's with Care Services Minister Paul Burstow and Chief Executive Jayne Bessant


Commenting on the nomination, Mark said:

"It is an immense honour to nominate these two local charities.

"After almost seven years as the local MP I can confidently say that both of these charities deserve recognition at the highest level for their tireless, selfless work which never ceases to impress me.

"We are fortunate to have dozens of fantastic local charities across the area, and both Seashell Trust and St Ann's are two that have touched the lives of thousands of local people. I am proud to put them forward."

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