Wigan and Leigh Homes donates £11.7k to Hospice

15 January 2016

Contractors and partners of Wigan and Leigh Homes have smashed its original fundraising target of £5,000 and have raised a staggering £11,696 for Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

The housing organisation planned a series of events and activities to raise money in memory of Housing Options Officer and much loved friend Melanie Cochrane, who passed away last year.

Contractors  A. Connolly Ltd, Rothwell Plumbling Services, Mears, Procare Ltd, Baas Construction Ltd, Hughes Brothers Building and Joinery Ltd Keepmoat Ltd and Vinci Construction all joined forces to raise the money over the last few months.

Wigan and Leigh Homes' bake-off competition was a huge success with a total of 30 entries for two categories - the best tasting and best looking cakes. A team of 35 from across the partnership took on the Wigan 10k and 26 people, including 13 children, donned white t-shirts and got covered head to toe in colourful paint for the Hospice Colour Run at Leyland Park in Hindley.Wigan and Leigh Homes

Janice Barton, Chief Executive of Wigan and Leigh Homes, said: "Each year staff choose a different local charity to support. Last year, following the death of one of our colleagues and good friends, it was felt that Wigan and Leigh Hospice was a highly suitable choice for our charity of 2015. I am pleased to say that our partner contractors have also supported us to raise money for this great cause. Thank you to everyone who got involved or donated."

Katie Stevenson, Community Fundraiser at Wigan and Leigh Hospice, said: "Congratulations to Wigan and Leigh Homes and their partners and contractors for raising such a fantastic amount of money. We are very grateful to everyone who supported them. This money will make a significant difference to Hospice patients across the borough."

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