As everyone celebrates Valentine’s Day, our hospice partners will be continuing to provide much needed support to help families come to terms with the loss of a loved one.
To help raise awareness of this invaluable work, we’re launching The Hospice Lottery Valentine’s Free Prize Draw and by sharing our love this Valentine’s Day we are offering you the opportunity to win an iPad Air.
The Valentine’s Draw is free to enter online between 1 to 14 February 2016 by visiting the Make-a-Donation website.
For anyone wishing to add a small donation to help the hospices even further they’ll also be entered in to an additional draw with the opportunity to win £250 in cash, plus a bottle of champagne and a box of chocolates as a massive thank you from us.
Entrants must be aged 18 or over and the winners will be drawn on 22 February 2016.
View the full Valentine’s Draw 2016 Terms & Conditions.
The Valentine’s Draw has been generously supported by PH Energy Solutions who donated the iPad Air for the draw.
South Bucks Hospice patient, Malcolm Flisher, was delighted to be asked to press the button to start our Christmas Superdraw last week at South Bucks Hospice.
Malcolm is pictured left with two South Bucks nurses, Geraldine and Carol.
5 lucky winners were drawn with the top prize of £5,000, kindly donated by DOCTORnow, being won by a lucky local lady, pictured below with her Husband. The winner used to volunteer at one of the partner hospice shops and is hoping to return shortly.
She said “I joined the lottery because it is a fantastic way to help raise valuable funds for local hospices, I never expected to win and was delighted to receive the call – I still can’t believe it”. After the initial shock had worn off, she said she hopes to go on a holiday to the Canaries to find some Winter sun and also treat her two sons.
Strongly supported by many people in the local community the Superdraw has raised an incredible £49,158 meaning the real winners are the local patients at each of our 6 member hospices. This money, which is additional to the weekly draw, could fund the salary of a specialist hospice nurse for 18 months, a fantastic achievement. A big thank you to all who bought tickets.
Further prizes which have been generously donated by local organisations also included:
Second prize – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at The Kings Hotel in Stokenchurch.
Third prize – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Stoke Place in Stoke Poges.
Fourth prize – Meal for Two at any Oakman Inns venue.
Fifth prize – Traditional Afternoon Tea at Shendish Manor in Apsley.
Dr Ros Taylor, MBE, National Director of Hospice Care at Hospice UK, was Hospice Director of one of our partner hospices, The Hospice of St Francis, for many years.
Recently, she wrote a blog post for Channel 5 News which sums up the amazing work that hospices do and why we need to support our local hospices.
Read it here.