Pie and peas fundraiser at Hospice

13 November 2014

STAFF and volunteers at Wigan and Leigh Hospice have raised money for the charity’s new appeal by sitting down together for pie and peas.

Pie and peas fundraiser at Hospice

Jane Hastry, Mike Seddon and Janet Anderton enjoy their pie and peas

The Hospice held its first Pie & Peas dinner on Wednesday, November 5th, to raise funds for the Counting on Care appeal.

The appeal aims to raise £60,000 towards the cost of modernising the inpatient unit and making it a dementia-friendly environment.

Meat and potato pies or cheese and onion pasties with peas were provided by kitchen staff who asked everyone who ate for a donation and £77.04 was raised.

Patients visiting the day hospice service also joined in enjoying hot pot and mushy peas.

The Hospice is encouraging people across Wigan and Leigh to hold pie and pea suppers for friends and family or with colleagues in their lunch hour as a fun way of raising funds towards the appeal.

Janet Kearsley, Head Cook at the Hospice, said: "People had been talking about our pie and peas dinner for a few days beforehand so I think they were looking forward to it and it was a nice treat for everyone. Afterwards lots of people commented on how much they enjoyed their food and they've been very generous - I'm so pleased with how much was raised."

Clare Waller, Inpatient Unit Manager, said: "It was fantastic to have work colleagues sitting down and enjoying a meal together.
"This is a great way of bringing friends, family or colleagues together and raising funds for the Counting on Care appeal."

 

 

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