During the Ampthill Proms, the committee of the Ampthill Festival donated £1,000 in memory of Brian Young, a long-term member of the committee, who died at St John’s shortly before the start of the event.
There was also a collection at Waitrose Ampthill a few days later which raised another £1,250 for St John’s.
Town Mayor Margaret Wilson said: “The compassion and generosity of Ampthill residents never ceases to amaze me.”
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Simon Burne, from the hospice, thanked residents and all those who gave donations and Waitrose for allowing St John’s to hold a collection in their store.