Door sales funds charity

The ‘Humber Door’, which was created by Hurst Plastics to celebrate Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017, has helped to raise funds for a local charity.

The composite door, which features a dramatic image of the Humber Bridge, recently sold for £500 in aid of Dove House Hospice.

Hurst Plastics’ marketing manager Hayley Barker was invited to the hospice to see how the funds will be used to provide day therapy and residential care for patients.

“We were delighted to make such a special door that captures the heart of Hull and donate it to this amazing local charity,” Hayley said. “Hurst Plastics is a Hull business through and through and our local community means a great deal to us. Dove House Hospice looks after more than 1,000 local people and their families every year, and it was wonderful to learn that the funds raised will help the hospice provide essential patient care and support.”

Jethro Shearring, fundraising co-ordinator at Dove House Hospice, said: “At the hospice, we provide all our services free of charge for our patients but our care is not free to provide. As the demand for our services increases, so do our running costs. We are reliant on generous donations from local companies like Hurst Plastics to help us continue our work. The Humber Door was a brilliant tribute to the city of Hull and a terrific fundraising asset. There was some competitive bidding for the door and we’re thrilled that it raised such a fantastic figure for the hospice.”