Pat raises £1,500

11 February 2013

"This year Pat raised £1,500 in card sales."

Pat Rayner from Orrell has been a volunteer for Wigan & Leigh Hospice for nearly 30 years.

She began by sitting and talking with patients at the former Hospice in Poolstock.  After it moved to Hindley, she used her flower arranging skills by creating displays around the Hospice.


Pat became a fundraising volunteer and for several years has supported the Fundraising Department in a variety of ways.  These include helping with fundraising events and distributing toys, loose change boxes, collecting tins, receiving money raised by the public and selling the Hospice's annual Christmas cards etc.

Asked why she became a volunteer, she said "Soon after the old Hospice at Poolstock opened, I called in to buy some Hospice Christmas cards and it just developed from there and I have been doing so ever since.  This year I was fortunate to raise £1,500 in card sales."

Hospice Fundraiser Julie Dennis said, "Pat was a volunteer before I joined the Hospice team 20 years ago.  Volunteers are the life-blood of the Hospice and without them, the Hospice could not function.  Staff and volunteers work as a team. Pat and other volunteers play an important role in our fundraising and we are very grateful for all their hard work."

Pat concluded, "We can't thank every member of the public personally who contribute to the Hospice's fundraising efforts: so would like to take this opportunity to do so."

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