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Drivers from Hampshire and Berkshire support hospice during snow disruption

Drivers arriving at St Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke to help out - picture credited to Iain Cameron

For charities and organisations, getting staff to work and helping people in need is extremely difficult in the wintry conditions. This problem's been solved for one local charity, thanks to the help of drivers from Hampshire and Berkshire.

4 by 4 drivers in Hampshire and Berkshire have been helping St Michael's Hospice in Basingstoke today.

It's after large parts of North Hampshire, the Thames Valley and Surrey were hit by heavy snow last night and into this morning.

For a time the Met Office had an amber weather warning in place, but that was later cancelled.

Volunteer drivers have been giving up their time to drive staff to and from work - and to also get staff to properties affected by the snow, where patients in need are living.

St Michael's Hospice's Chief Executive, Iain Cameron, has told us their support has been invaluable:

"They've been helping us bring staff in.

"It's not just nurses we need here - we've got housekeepers, we need our chef here to cook meals and we've also got a lot of staff who need to get out and about.

"This is a fantastic example of teamwork from our team and local volunteers - it's very much appreciated."

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