Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity are pleased to continue the excellent work by Annabel’s Angels. The local charity agreed unanimously to wind down its fundraising activities, and thanks to developing a close working relationship with DBHC, we are delighted to continue fundraising to support families experiencing hardship as a result of cancer.
Local charity, Annabel’s Angels, will transfer its assets over to the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity at the end of the year after its trustees agreed unanimously to wind down its fundraising activities.
The charity has helped more than 600 families across Derby and Derbyshire over the past nine years by awarding grants to pay for essential items such as transport, white goods, food and clothing following a diagnosis of cancer.
The organisations have developed a close working relationship over the years, which is why the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust’s own charity has agreed to take on Annabel’s Angels’ funds to continue its all-important work.
Jill Matthews, Chief Officer for the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, said the charity’s current assets will be transferred into a new fund, called the Annabel’s Angels Fund, which will start handing out grants next year.
She said: “We are delighted to be continuing Annabel’s legacy and the great work of the charity’s trustees and fundraisers.
“I want to thank everyone involved for their tremendous efforts to support this cause and especially Rachel and Simon for their dedication and compassion for families at some of the most difficult times.”
Charity Chair, Rachel Hayward said: “Running a charity of this nature is incredibly complex and takes up a lot of our volunteers’ time, and while it was an incredibly difficult decision, we felt our hard-working team had taken the charity as far as they could.
“Every penny we have ever raised has gone to our families and we are happy in the knowledge that the funds will continue to meet the demand from more families living with cancer.
“We are delighted and grateful that the team at the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity have agreed to continue our work and we’re looking forward to coming together one last time at the Available Car Derby 10 Mile Race.”