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In 1998 former SPAR Stonehaven employee Julie Matthew was dealt the devastating blow that one of her twin girls, Nicole was suffering from Ataxia-Telangiectasia, a progressive neurological disorder that affects only 3 in a million children worldwide.

Last year, Julie and her twin girls spent some time in respite at Rachel Hospice and inspired by her visit there and following on from Nicole’s tragic passing in February, aged just 19. SPAR Store Manager Dianne decided to raise some money for the Hospice, so she purchased a table for a mother’s day meal and sold raffle tickets to SPAR customers to raise money for Rachel House.

Dianne commented that the care, attention, love and support provide by the staff at Rachel House is overwhelming and that the hospice brings such comfort and support to families with sick children.

Sharon Ballingall from Rachel house collected the £485 welcomed cheque, from Julie Matthew and SPAR Stonehaven Store Manager Dianne Finnie.