We’re delighted to announce that Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity has received over £2 million in funding from The Hospice Lottery Partnership since the lottery started in 1997. This amazing sum has only been made possible thanks to all of the wonderful people that take part in the weekly Hospice Lottery and bi-annual Superdraws.
Jo Turner, Chief Executive Officer of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, commented on the difference that the money received from Hospice Lottery supporters makes to the hospice:
“The Hospice Lottery is a vital part of our fundraising mix that gives around £200,000 a year to Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.
"What does this actually mean, though? It means that the In-Patient Unit is never short of nursing staff, because bank nurses are funded by the Charity so that cost is never a consideration when emergency nursing cover is needed.
"It means that people who have just been told that they will never be free of their illness have somewhere to go every week where people understand what that feels like.
"And it means that people who are house-bound by their illness, who can no longer get themselves to the bathroom or downstairs to make a cup of tea, have the medical and practical help they need to enable them to be comfortable and pain-free at home if they want to stay there.
"This is care that can never be taken for granted, because it is only possible through the generosity of people who donate to the Hospice, as well as those who support us through The Hospice Lottery.”