John and Christine from Hindley left their entire estate to the hospice, which consisted of over £34,000 in savings and a bungalow including all contents.
Executor and long-time friend of the couple, Michael McNulty, said "Christine and John always used to make regular donations to the hospice in memory of their daughter, Mandy, who passed away in 2006. She was their only child. After she died, they decided they would leave their estate to the hospice.
"They wanted to give it to a charity and they felt the hospice was the most appropriate one because it is part of the local community and is fully deserving of it."
Christine and John met in Liverpool where John was originally from and moved to Hindley when they got married over 50 years ago. The sociable couple who loved to collect things, including teddy bears and clocks, lived in the same bungalow until they passed away within a few months of each other.
John, who passed away in December 2017, aged 79, was a toolmaker for GEC in Liverpool from leaving school until he retired. Christine, who died in April 2018 aged 76, was a Sales Assistant at BHS in Wigan for 20 years before she retired.
We are hugely grateful to Mr and Mrs Taylor for their generous gift. As a charity we rely on the support of our community. Gifts such as this are vital to ensure that the local people and those close to them receive the support they need at one of the most difficult times any of us have to face.