Donation made in memory of mum and dad

05 February 2015

WORK colleagues of a Wigan man have made a £500 donation to Wigan and Leigh Hospice in memory of his parents and in recognition of the Hospice’s work.

Donation made in memory of mum and dad
Photo (left to right): Paul Black and Colin Gallimore from Proctor & Gamble with Inpatient Unit staff Clare Unsworth and Hanna Lancaster.

Staff at Procter & Gamble in Skelmersdale donated the funds in dedication to Ronnie and Brenda Gallimore who were both cared for on the Inpatient Unit at the Hospice.

Their son Colin, a finance analyst at the consumer goods firm, nominated the Hospice as a recipient of the Community Matters fund which all employees contribute to.

Forty-four year-old Colin from Winstanley said: "In 2001 my dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour and for the last week of his life he was in the Hospice, he passed away there too. Then in May 2013 my mum Brenda spent a few days in the Hospice after being diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2012 - she also passed away in the Hospice.
"A lot of people who I work with live in Wigan and Leigh so they know what the Hospice does for local people and I'm really grateful to them for making this donation possible."

Christine Edwardson, Hospice Community Fundraiser, said: "As a charity the Hospice relies on the goodwill and generosity of our community. We're very grateful to Colin and to his colleagues at Procter & Gamble for recognising the work of the Hospice and for making this donation."

Wigan and Leigh Hospice cares for over 1,000 local people with a life-limiting illness every year and has to raise £7,400 every day in order to continue running all of its services.



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