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.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who bought tickets for our Summer Superdraw which has raised over £43,000, for our partner hospices.
To put this amount in to context, £43,000 is enough to fund a nurse for a whole year as well as a specialist bed with a pain relieving mattress.
The lucky winner of the £5,000 first prize was from Mrs Forrest from Leighton Buzzard who was delighted to hear that she had won. She has family living in Australia and plans to use the money so they can all fly home for a very special Christmas.
We are immensely grateful for the help of our volunteers who all play a crucial part in supporting the work that we do.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, we currently need help in the following areas:
Office support – based at our office in Tring, we are in urgent need of volunteers who would be able to spare a few hours each week to help our friendly team with a variety of administrative tasks.
Ticket sales agents – attending local events such as beer festivals, music events, fetes, fairs and carnivals, we are always looking for people who are willing to chat about what we do and sell tickets on behalf of The Hospice Lottery Partnership.
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities we’d love to hear from you. Please phone Dani on 01442 891459 or email email@example.com to find out more.
Last year we raised over £1 million for our six partner hospices:
- Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
- Grove House
- Iain Rennie Hospice at Home
- Michael Sobell Hospice
- South Bucks Hospice
- The Hospice of St Francis.
You helped us raise £182,000 for each of our 6 partner hospices last financial year!
That’s a total of £1,092,000!
This is the most successful year since we started in 1997 and on behalf of our partners we would like to thank all our supporters who have helped us towards this total – let’s make 2015/16 even better!