St John’s Hospice support receives a Royal letter from the Queen after fundraising

A SUPPORTER of St John’s Hospice has received a letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for her fundraising for the organisation.

Georgia Till won the Virgin Design a Mask competition to create a winning design for facemasks in 2020.

On winning the competition the facemasks were produced by Virgin and donated to the hospice to raise funds for St John’s Hospice.

QUEEN: (l - r) Scarlet, Georgia with the winning mask & letter from Her Majesty The Queen, and mum Judith.

QUEEN: (l – r) Scarlet, Georgia with the winning mask & letter from Her Majesty The Queen, and mum Judith.

Her designs were made available in St John’s Hospice Charity shops across the South Lakes, North Lancashire, Boots the Chemist in Kirkby Lonsdale, and Renee’s Fashion in Lancaster.

All the money raised went to support the work of the hospice.

Georgia then wrote to the Queen telling her about her facemasks and fundraising for St John’s and even included a facemask with her letter.

Georgia, supported by her mum Judith and sister Scarlet were all very excited to receive a reply letter from the Queen’s own Lady in Waiting.

The letter talked about how interested the Queen was to hear about Georgia’s story and fundraising support for the Hospice.

HONOUR: The letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

HONOUR: The letter from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The letter finishes with the words: “Letters such as yours give the Queen much encouragement and I am to thank you for your thoughtfulness in writing to Her Majesty, which is greatly appreciated.”

Georgia explained why she chose to fundraise for St John’s Hospice, “My school has been involved in lots of Hospice projects like the Elf Run and Reindeer Rush.

“I like St John’s and I wanted to help them because they are local and need our help.”

Mum Judith said, “St John’s is close to my heart and so when Georgia said she wanted to do this I was really pleased.

“She did the design and all the work of her own back – we’re so proud of her and to receive the letter from the Queen is just the icing on the cake.”

QUEEN: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

QUEEN: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Rachael Makinson, Senior Fundraising executive, St John’s Hospice said, “We are thrilled for Georgia and her family.

“To see her hard work and support for St John’s before and throughout the pandemic recognised by Her Majesty is just wonderful.

“Thank you, Georgia, and well done.”

The Westmorland Gazette | North Lancs