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Jam Jar Army marching on...

Trinity volunteer Jamie Hanlon and fundraiser Janet Atkins with some of the jam jars submitted for Hospice Heroes.

Trinity volunteer Jamie Hanlon and fundraiser Janet Atkins with some of the jam jars submitted for Hospice Heroes.

Children have been collecting pennies in their droves for our Hospice Heroes appeal.

These packed jam jars are just some of the collections which have been dropped off at Trinity Hospice in recent weeks.

We launched our appeal, which aims to raise £200,000 for a massive refurbishment at Trinity and Brian House children’s hospice, in October.

At the time, we asked all children on the Fylde coast to become members of our Jam Jar Army.

It involved cleaning out an empty jam jar and using it to collect coppers and change which would then go towards our campaign.

And the response so far has been encouraging, with a number of jars handed in by keen pupils – and Trinity bosses saying many schools across the Fylde are eagerly filling their jars up.

Now we are looking for more youngsters to get involved.

The money we raise will be put together with a £280,000 government grant to pay for the biggest refurbishment in Trinity’s 28-year history.

At Brian House the children’s bedrooms will be made brighter and safer and a new kitchen will be made to make it more suitable for the older patients.

Work has already started and is being carried out by Blackpool-based contractors R P Tyson Construction.

To join The Gazette’s Jam Jar Army simply fill up a jam jar with change and send it, and its contents, to Blackpool Gazette, Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park,Blackpool, FY4 2DP.

Make sure you put your name, age and the town you live in on it, and we’ll make sure you get a mention in The Gazette.

DETAILS OF HOW YOU CAN DONATE OR GET INVOLVED ARE LISTED ON OUR DEDICATED HOSPICE HEROES PAGE.

 
 
 

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