hospice campaign - Poole Alcock go red

Nantwich and Crewe fund-raisers have helped St Luke’s Hospice net £18,000 in a month-long campaign.

Volunteers have held buckets, sold cakes, knitted hearts and wore red.

Schools, businesses and the local community showed St Luke’s a lot of love throughout February by getting involved in various fundraising activities.

The hospice is facing a financial battle to stay open.

The campaign aimed to remind people it is a charity which relies on donations and fundraising activities to support those diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

In Crewe and Nantwich, volunteers took part in bucket collections over three days which raised £2,612.

Local businesses and schools including Air Products, AO and Poole Alcock helped by Going Red for a Bed, and raised more than £3,500.

Staff also donated bags of clothing which will be sold in St Luke’s charity shops.

The hospice’s Lottery, its biggest source of fundraising income, has also seen a significant increase in members.

One volunteer said: “I’ve had a lot of support, and still do, from St Luke’s since being treated for breast cancer almost four years ago, so I am always happy to help.”

Angela Slack, Community Partnerships Manager for the hospice, said: “We are there for hundreds of local people and their families every year who are going through the toughest of times.

“This support is only made possible thanks to donations we receive.

“So we are truly grateful for all support the campaign received and hope it will continue in the coming months.”

There are lots of ways you can show your support to St Luke’s.

From dedicating some time to help as a volunteer, to shopping in one of their charity shops, to playing St Luke’s Lottery for only £1 a week.

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