Ince Residents Help the Hospice

29 May 2014

RESIDENTS at Windleshaw House in Lower Ince have raised £187.70 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Ince Breast Cancer

Photo: Residents at Windleshaw House and scheme co-ordinator Jacqueline Calderbank present Fundraising Manager Maxine Armstrong with a donation for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

An event to boost awareness of breast cancer in the over 70s and raise money for the Hospice was held at the sheltered housing scheme on Windleshaw Street run by Adactus Housing Group.

The proceeds from a raffle, games of bingo and donations were given to the Hospice, which provides palliative care for over 900 people in Wigan and Leigh every year.

Jacqueline Calderbank, Scheme Co-ordinator at Windleshaw House, said: "As a Wigan Council Cancer Champion I work to raise understanding of the early signs of cancer. We held a breast cancer awareness day to encourage our residents to check for signs of breast cancer but we also wanted to raise money for a local charity.
"Some of our residents have had wives or husbands who have used the Hospice's services so we are really pleased to help."

Maxine Armstrong, Fundraising Manager at Wigan and Leigh Hospice, said: "We are grateful for this donation which will help us to continue supporting people living with life-limiting conditions across Wigan and Leigh."

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