Joe Hagland, an Islington resident, travelled 135 miles to hand-deliver a donation to Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton last Thursday.
After seeing on CrimeWatch that the hospice had been targeted by metal thieves, costing the hospice over £20,000 in repairs. Joe travelled to Wolverhampton to hand them his donation personally and meet staff and patients.
Joe says of his visit, “I thought it was just a matter of giving a donation, meeting those people and bringing a little help because they are a charity and for the scallywags to do that to a hospice is terrible.”
The story garnered so much attention, being viewed over 1.2 million times and garnering over 250,000 Facebook likes, the hospice has now raised over £11,000 towards their repairs!