Support for Lindsey Lodge Hospice remains strong despite national drop in charity donations
Donations to Scunthorpe's Lindsey Lodge Hospice are continuing to come in, despite a national survey suggesting a drop in funds given to charities.
The survey for the Charities Aid Foundation and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations found public charity donations dropped by 20 per cent last year.
It also found the average amount donated declined from £11 to £10 per month.
Mel Banham, head of fundraising at the Burringham Road-based hospice, said staff were having to work harder to keep donation levels high.
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But he said support for the hospice remained strong.
He said: "The survey is partly a national picture and a national average picture.
"Possibly, the charities which operate nationally and don't have a local and close link with their supporters might find donations are dropping.
"But for charities like us and other hospices and local charities, because it is known that the money donated is spent locally for the benefit of local people, we are in a stronger position.
"Having said that, although our donation levels are holding up, we are having to work much harder to persuade a lot more people to support us in order to keep those levels up."