Give A Gift campaign launched with the Lancashire Evening Post!
St Catherine’s Hospice is delighted to be teaming up with the Lancashire Evening Post to run the Give A Gift campaign during 2015, our 30th anniversary year.
The appeal centres around a list of 30 different gifts we’d like our wonderful supporters to help us achieve this year – everything from ‘become a friend on Facebook’ to ‘refurbish our in-patient unit conservatory’.
Evening Post editor Gillian Parkinson said: “St Catherine’s has been providing vital help and support for 30 years now.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us all to say thank you.”
Stephen Greenhalgh, chief executive of St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with the Lancashire Evening Post for our special anniversary celebrations. 30 years on from opening, we need the support and involvement of local people more than ever.
“There are lots of exciting ways to get involved and ‘share a gift’ that will make a real difference to local people who are experiencing life-shortening illnesses. Providing our highly specialised care for local friends and neighbours throughout Central Lancashire who are facing incurable cancer, motor neurone disease, heart failure and MS costs us £5m a year, and the vast majority of that has to be found through determined fundraising efforts. In the on-going recession this is harder than ever.
So, we hope that people will join in our 30th anniversary celebrations and help us to keep making a difference when it matters most.”
Cliff Hughes, chairman of the board of trustees who has been involved with St Catherine’s since 1982, added: “St Catherine’s is a local charity built by local people, for local people – and we can’t survive without their on-going support.
“Just as the community rallied around in the 1980s to get St Catherine’s off the ground, in 2015 we want to inspire local people to get involved and help ensure we are here for people when it matters most today, and in the future.”
Lorraine Charlesworth, director of income generation added: “Our 30th anniversary is also a wonderful opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to all those wonderful people from over the past three decades who have made St Catherine’s possible.
“Without their dedication and generosity in raising the funds we need, we simply would not have been able to reach out and support so many people. After 30 years there can’t be many in Central Lancashire who have not been touched by the work of St Catherine’s – with our community’s continuing support we’ll be able to reach out to many more, now and in the future.”
For more information about the Give A Gift campaign and details of how you, your school, business or club can get involved click here.
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