A CHARITY was ‘overwhelmed’ after receiving a donation from a community awards event.

Following an emotional awards ceremony held at The Lights on October 24, the Pride of Andover Awards has donated £469 to The Countess of Brecknock Hospice.

Presented to the charity last week, the funds — which were given by attendees of the awards’ evening last month — will help the hospice to provide specialist care for people with life-limiting illness in and around Andover.

Matron Sarah McGaughey of The Countess of Brecknock said: “We were overwhelmed and delighted with the generous donation from the Pride of Andover Awards committee, which will make a real difference to our work.”

The Pride of Andover Awards exists to shed light on the town’s unsung heroes