THE PRIMROSE Hospice is urging residents to play their part in fund-raising this year to help it generate the cash it needs, writes Rhys Goodfellow.
The ‘centre of care’ needs to raise £1.75million this year so it can continue offering vital services to those in the community living with life threatening illnesses.
The Hospice receives 16.4 per cent of its funding from the NHS, but the rest has to be achieved through their shops and fund-raising activities.
The Primrose Hospice holds fund-raising events throughout the year, usually involving a challenge to not only raise money, but give a sense of achievement to volunteers.
This year’s events include a ‘Parachute for Primrose,’ a ‘Prudential 100-mile bike ride’ from Surrey to London and climbing the highest peak in Wales, Snowdon, and the highest in England, Scarfell Pike.
Kate Kelly, Corporate Fund-raising Manager, said the charity was also always looking to work with local companies to raise funds for the cause.
“The companies we already work with have been delighted with the positive impact it has had on their staff in quite unexpected ways through their engagement with us.”
Many of the events for the Primrose, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, are scheduled for the summer to give the best chance of good weather and bigger crowds.
Visit www.primrosehospice.org or email email@example.com for more information and dates of upcoming events.