RBH’s official charity, Springhill Hospice in Rochdale, has received a £500 donation from ITV after key scenes for a forthcoming drama were filmed at College Bank in the town.
‘The Trials of Jimmy Rose’, starring screen legend Ray Winstone, saw the mutual housing society work with the production team last November to ensure all went smoothly.
ITV were delighted with the help they received and, in addition to paying a fee to RBH, wanted to show their gratitude by supporting the community.
Location manager Anna Lee visited the hospice to present the cheque and learn more about its vital work.
“RBH and its tenants played a huge part in the success of our filming and we wanted to show how much we appreciated it. It was a very moving experience to visit the hospice and meet the dedicated staff who perform such wonderful work.”
Sue Kershaw, RBH Membership Manager, said:
“Our tenant and employee members are very keen for us to support Springhill Hospice as they recognise what a vital asset it is to our community. We’re very grateful to ITV for their generous donation and to Anna for taking the time to visit the hospice.”
Sarah Lee Ford, Income Services Manager at Springhill Hospice, said:
“On behalf of everyone here I would like to say a huge thank you to ITV for their donation which will be a great help to us. We are also extremely grateful to RBH members for their wonderful ongoing support.”