Christmas has come early for Trinity Hospice – and our Hospice Heroes campaign.
A generous sponsor has agreed to double donations up to £12,000 made to the hospice’s new Christmas Appeal for Hospice Heroes, which needs to raise £200,000 for vital improvements at Trinity and Brian House children’s hospice.
Our appeal money will be spent on a major refurbishment at the hospice in Low Moor Lane, creating single rooms and areas of privacy to offer a greater level of dignity.
At Brian House the children’s rooms will be made brighter and safer, and the kitchen will be remodelled to allow older children more independence.
Our £200,000 will be added to a grant of £280,000 from the Department of Health to pay for the work.
Hospice fundraising manager Linzi Young said: “Our message is that just a little something extra can make a really big difference – and thanks to our generous supporter, gifts are worth even more to us this year.
“Our benefactor, who does not want to be named, really is a Hospice Hero and I hope that people will feel able to make a donation.
“We don’t always do a specific Christmas appeal, because we know that Christmas can be a costly time for families, but a little gift really can go a long way and will help ensure that Trinity provides the comfort, dignity and privacy our patients and their families need – not just this Christmas, but for years to come.”
Supporters can become Hospice Heroes by donating to the Christmas appeal online through the Hospice Heroes page at www.trinityhospice.co.uk.
The Christmas Appeal consists of the Hospice sending out a letter to its supporters and sponsors and people who have given money to the facility in the past asking for donations over the festive period.
The Hospice does not run a Christmas appeal every year but they have decided to run one this year to boost the Hospice Heroes campaign and following the generosity of their donor.