It’s been another week, and more money has been rolling into our Hospice Heroes campaign.
Your fantastic efforts have brought in nearly £17,300 which will be put towards the massive refurbishment of Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s Hospice, bringing them up to date and making them fit for the future.
Whether it’s £5 or £500, the money will help create new single rooms at the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, fix warped windows and replace the original furniture.
At Brian House, the rooms will be made brighter, safer and provide the perfect environment for children with life threatening or limiting conditions.
One of our supporters this week has been Elaine Watts from Midgeland Road Riding School who raised £150 selling tea and soup from the stables where she lives.
Mrs Watts, 67, said: “I just think we should all do something for Hospice Heroes. I read about it in The Gazette and it really struck a chord with me, so I got to thinking about what I could do to raise some money.
“We had a steady stream of people over the weekend.”
The people of the Fylde coast have even been texting their donations, raising £180 towards the £17,281 total.
One of them is Blackpool actress and singer Jodie Prenger.
Adding her support to Hospice Heroes, she said: “The Gazette’s campaign is brilliant and I would urge everyone to give as much money as they possibly can because Trinity is the heartbeat of the town. They do go above and beyond and the people who work there and the people who go there are just one big family.
“I hope people get that little bit of change out of their pocket or maybe they don’t put their lottery on that week and give a couple of quid to The Gazette’s Hospice heroes campaign because it will make someone at Trinity feel like they have won the lottery.”
A Trinity spokesman said: “The Fund-raising team has been busy taking calls, opening letters and answering tweets and texts from people keen to get involved in Hospice Heroes.
“What has been fantastic is that the idea of being a Hospice Hero seems to have captured people’s imaginations.
“We have had gifts from all age groups – from children selling cakes to retired people making a donation.
“Right now it’s really exciting because we just don’t know what the next day will bring.”