Double your Hospice donation

02 December 2014

SUPPORTERS can get their donations to the Hospice doubled over three days in December.

The Hospice hopes to raise £16,000 which will be doubled by The Big Give as part of the organisation's annual Christmas Challenge.

Donations can be made through The Big Give from 10am on Thursday, December 4th until Saturday, December 6th. And all donations made to the Hospice will go towards the Counting on Care appeal to modernise the inpatient unit and make it dementia-friendly.

Maxine Armstrong, Fundraising Manager, said: "The Big Give can give our appeal a fantastic boost but we need the people of Wigan and Leigh to get behind us.
"This is a huge challenge - funds are allocated on a first come, first served basis every day and we want to raise £16,000 in just three days."

Once a year The Big Give distributes funding provided by foundations, corporate sponsors and individuals to charities for projects which will benefit the community. This year more than £2m is available.

On each of the three days The Big Give will release a percentage of funding at 10am.

Donations made online at are then doubled until the funding runs out - which sometimes happens within the first hour.

If the Hospice reaches the maximum £16,000 in donations this will be doubled to £32,000 and if Gift Aid is included the Hospice could get thousands of pounds more.

The Hospice launched the Counting on Care appeal in October 2014 to raise £60,000 towards the cost of transforming the 14-bed inpatient unit which cares for around 250 people with a life-limiting illness every year.

Designs are being drawn up for a refurbishment which incorporates designs to make the inpatient unit a more comfortable and soothing place for patients and their visitors who suffer from dementia.


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