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Bid for gig tickets to help the hospice

Trinity Hospice community fundraiser Lisa Martin with the tickets for Union J, which are being auctioned for Hospice Heroes.

Trinity Hospice community fundraiser Lisa Martin with the tickets for Union J, which are being auctioned for Hospice Heroes.

A gig by hit boy band Union J is set to raise funds for Hospice Heroes.

The boys who found fame on X Factor are visiting the resort on Thursday, and three tickets are available in a charity auction which will help pay for a massive refurbishment at Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.

The tickets were donated by a Trinity supporter who is unable to make the concert.

Trinity spokesman Shirley Morgan said: “This sort of thing constantly gives us so much pleasure working here.

“People just turn up and give us really quite valuable gifts like the tickets. People would rather help the hospice than let things go to waste.

“We are constantly surprised by the things that are brought into us – on Christmas Eve the office was open and several people came in to donate selection boxes. It’s just lovely.”

Shirley said there had already been more than 100 bids for the tickets, which must be auctioned together as a set.

They were handed into the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, on Thursday.

Hospice Heroes is aiming to raise £200,000 for the refurbishment at Trinity and Brian House.

Our money will be put together with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health and will pay for the creation of single rooms on the day unit as well as new areas of privacy and dignity for patients and families.

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 bid for the three Union J tickets e-mail janet.atkins@trinityhospice.co.uk with your name, daytime telephone number and bid amount.

All bids must be received by 1pm tomorrow.

n Working up a sweat for Trinity Hospice – and for how you can do your bit to help the cause – turn to Page 17

 

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