03:55AM, Tuesday 29 January 2013
A smart new van will will help raise much needed funds for Windsor's hospice.
The Mercedes Sprinter has been donated to Thames Hospicecare which runs the hospice, by the world's largest vehicle management and leasing provider LeasePlan.
Hospicecare retail director Ros White received the van's key from LeasePlan's Steve Moss at the company's Bath Road headquarters in Slough.
The new van is worth £32,000 and will make sure goods donated by the community can be distributed to the hospice's 14 fundraising shops in east Berkshire. It will also be used to collect furniture and large items donated by hospice supporters for sale in the Dedworth Road Windsor Homestore.
Employees at LeasePlan picked Windsor's hospice in Hatch Lane as the charity they would most like to support.
Steve Ross said: "The vehicle will help the hospice continue to support those in our community most in need of its exceptional nursing and support and also help us give something back to the community."
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