Hopping To Success

10 August 2012

For well over 10 years, Wigan & Leigh Hospice have sold small cuddly toys at Christmas and Easter, in most of the schools in the Borough. In that time, the project has generated a magnificent £100,000 profit for the Hospice, averaging approximately £80-£100 per school.

However, in recent years the cost of toys has been increasing, the profit margin has significantly reduced and sales have suffered.  So the Hospice has been looking for new initiatives that would appeal to pupils and staff.

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 However, in recent years the cost of toys has been increasing, the profit margin has significantly reduced and sales have suffered.  So the Hospice has been looking for new initiatives that would appeal to pupils and staff.

One such project this Easter was the concept of children doing a sponsored bunny hop around the school playground.  Three Schools in Hindley and Hindley Green; St Peter's, St John's and Hindley Green Community Primary school were invited to take part.  Approximately 800 children and staff wearing 'bunny ears', hopped, skipped and jumped to jointly raise the magnificent sum of £3,000.

Ross Prior, Associate Head at St. Peter's said, "It was a very positive experience for everyone and it's great that we can help to support the Hospice, whilst having some fun as well."

Jenny Adams, Associate Head of Hindley Community Primary added, "Everyone got a real buzz and it was great that no-one was left out."

Eight other schools also chose to support the Hospice by arranging cake sales and other charity events.  Maxine Armstrong, Hospice Community Fundraiser said, "From just 11 schools, who have taken part to date; they have raised a fantastic £6,000.  Over the coming months, we are keen to encourage others to arrange fund raising activities. We invite schools, clubs and organisations to ring us at the Hospice on 01942 525566 during office hours to let us know if they can help, or for ideas and any other support we can give."

Wigan & Leigh Hospice rely on the generous support of all sectors of the community to raise the £4,500 they need to generate from fundraising EVERY DAY!

 

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