Thanks to the generous support of everyone who took part in our recent Summer Superdraw, we are delighted to announce that we raised over £45,800 for our local partner hospices.
This is enough to fund over 1,800 hours of specialist nursing care in patients’ homes, which is a fantastic result.
The winner of the £5,000 first prize (pictured) was delighted when we phoned to tell her the news.
She joined The Hospice Lottery fourteen years ago in memory of a close friend who was cared for by Florence Nightingale Hospice in Aylesbury: “When I went to visit my friend, I expected it to be the saddest place, but it wasn’t. The all-round care that she received, both clinical as well as emotional, was incredible. All the nurses treated my friend as an individual, not just a patient, right up to the end. The special care that she received meant so much to her and her husband.”
Speaking of her win, she said: “Winning the money is life-changing for us, with my husband being self-employed it has given us some security. He has a big birthday next year and we are planning a trip to Italy. We can now go away without feeling guilty.”
A big Thank You to everyone who bought tickets in our Summer Superdraw 2016 – you raised an extra £45,806 for our Partner Hospices!
Huge Congratulations to all our winners:
Mrs S, Aylesbury
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch
Mr B, Uxbridge
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at The Mercure George Hotel, Reading
Mr W, Chalfont St Peter
Mrs E, West Drayton
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at The Quality Hotel, Reading
Mr W, Wheathampstead
Mrs J, Rushden
Meal for two at The Royal Tandoori Indian Restaurant, Reading
Mrs L, St Albans
Mrs S, St Albans
Our latest newsletter is now available. Click on the image below to view it online or download it as a PDF.
- How your membership has helped our hospices
- Launch of Summer Superdraw 2016
- Success of Christmas Superdraw 2015
- Some facts and figures on hospice care
- A tough year for charity fundraising.
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.