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What's been happening at St. Andrew's Hospice?
Publish Date: 25 November 2011
St.Andrews Hospice,which cares for local people of all ages with life - limiting illnesses, has launched its first ever "fundraising amnesty" to encourage local people to hand in their part collected sponsorships,monies lying in the back of office drawers or in the company safe!
The Hospice has various fundraising events throught the year,some organised by the Hospice itself,and some organised by supporters groups and corporate supporters of the Hospice.
Events such as the ladies Sleepwalk,Santa run,dog walk,marathons,skydiving,football matches,netball tournaments are just some of the sponsored events the Hospice benefits from.
Mike Gresham,a fundraiser for the Hospice said "We appreciate people do their level best to collect all sponsor monies in following an event,and we enormously grateful for the public to support us in this way.Sponsored events are an important part of our income.
However we are also aware that sometimes it takes a bit longer to get all the dontations in,and this is why we came up with the idea of a light-hearted amnsesty!
Sometimes people,understandably,are waitng for every last penny of sponsorship money to come in before handing it to the Hospice.
Unfortunately this can sometimes result in part collected monies lying in office drawers or in filing cabinets waiting for those last sponsorships to come in.
Can I appeal to everyone to check at home or in the office to see if indeed there any partly collected monies and take it or post it to the Hospice.You can post it to peaks Lane, DN32 9RP
As part of this "Amnesty the Hospice is asking for donations of clothing and bric a brac for its charity shops, and monetary donations in general.
Mike explained that "the Hospice has seen a marked downturn in donations,and fundraising activity in general,in common with much of the economy.
"We would like to use this light - hearted amnesty to encourage people in our community to think of ways of raising money for your local Hospice - we very much appreciate the difficulties people are having at the moment,but if anyone could raise money for us we would be over the moon.
Current levels of donations mean that the Hospice will find it difficult to continue to provide its full range of services to the public it serves if revenue doesn't improve."