Hospice appeal nudges the half-way mark
8:52am Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News
AFTER countless fundraising events and generous donations from readers, the Hospice at Home Appeal has hit the £50,000 mark.
It was launched in January to raise £110,000 for the service, which enables people suffering from life-limiting illnesses to be treated and cared for at home.
The money will help the service, which is particularly busy over the festive period, care for more people in their own homes with their families.
It was launched as part of the hospice’s 20th anniversary celebrations, which included a fundraising drive to get people to take part in 20 challenges. Fundraising has included cake sales, car washes, charity nights, skydives and a mass of sponsored events.
There has also been a charity dressage competition, a golfing challenge, a sponsored hair cut and a sponsored attempt to quit smoking.
The appeal needs to raise another £60,000 and more volunteers to come forward with ideas and events to raise money.
Alice Atkinson, director of fundraising at the hospice, said: “I’m delighted that the appeal has now passed the £50,000 mark and would like to say a big thank-you to The Bolton News’ readers for their support.
“This sum will make a big difference, allowing us to care for more patients at home at the end of life.
“I hope even more local people will consider making a donation or doing some fundraising for us to help reach our £110,000 target.”