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Dunstable-based tissue maker SCA has given Keech Hospice Care a great start to the year with a £9,550 donation.

The money was raised over the past 18 months through sales of products to staff at the company’s Southfields Road head offices. It brings the total raised by SCA for the hospice to £48,390 since 2001.

SCA, which employs more than 250 staff at Dunstable, is the largest consumer tissue company in the UK and its brands include Tork, TENA, Plenty, Velvet and Bodyform.

“We chose the hospice as the charity to benefit because it is such a great cause,” said Tracey Adams, a member of the site’s charity committee. “We’re very pleased we’ve been able to raise so much.”

Keech Hospice Care provides an adult hospice service for patients from Luton and South Bedfordshire and a children’s service for children and families across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.

Regional fundraiser Claire Seath said: “The gift will be put to work to provide vital hospice care for children or adults with life-limiting illnesses and much-needed support for their families. We are almost entirely dependent on voluntary donations to fund our valuable services, so we are very grateful to SCA for continuing to support us.”