Council donates £2.5K to St Margaret’s Hospice

Extra funds raised from a special Park and Ride service laid-on for revellers attending a charity Rod Stewart gig have been donated to St. Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton.

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Cllr Harvey Siggs presented the cheque for £2,551 to Hospice Director, Paul Mills and members of staff from the Hospice last week.

St. Margaret’s Hospice was the official charity benefactor of the Rod Stewart gig held at The County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday 18 June. 

Cllr Harvey Siggs said: “As a result of providing the extra park and ride bus service for people getting to and from the Rod Stewart concert in Taunton, we raised an additional £2,551 after covering the costs to provide the service. We decided we’d like to donate these funds to St Margaret’s Hospice, helping them continue the fantastic work they do.”

Director of Marketing and Communications at Somerset Hospice, Paul Mills added: “It was a pleasure to welcome Councillor Siggs to St Margaret’s Hospice. We provide care for over 3000 people in the County who face life limiting illness every year. The generous donation received from Somerset County Council will help us fund direct care for our patients with life-limiting illnesses – both at the hospice locally and in the community”