01:39AM, Saturday 03 March 2012
A charity that has raised more than £1million towards building a children's hospice received a surprise gift this week.
The mayor of Slough. Cllr Sukhjit Kaur Dhaliwal. handed over a cheque for £200 when she opened Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service's new headquarters.
The charity was founded by Windsor couple John and Fiona Devine in memory of their son Alexander who died aged eight in 2006 from a brain tumour.
Its new home in Whitby Road, Slough was donated by SEGRO, owners of Slough Trading Estate.
At the opening on Tuesday, Neil Impiazzi, partnerships development manager at SEGRO, said: "I have always been impressed by the dedication and determination of Fiona and her team and felt we had to do something to help them carry on their fantastic work."
Fiona said she hoped the new building would become a central point for supporters.
She said: "We intend to hold regular coffee mornings and rest assured, there will always be a warm welcome for everyone who wants to help us build Berkshire's children's hospice."
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