Maxine Peake takes up new role at Bolton Hospice
STAGE and screen actress Maxine Peake has taken up a new role at the hospice which cared for her mother in her final days.
The 39-year-old is a vice president at Bolton Hospice, Queens Park Street, where her mum Glenys died in December 2008.
Maxine, known for roles in Silk, Shameless and Dinnerladies, said: “I was so impressed by the care my mother, Glenys, received from Bolton Hospice.
“Their patience, expertise and generosity was extraordinary.
“I was allowed to stay over at the hospice with my mum for the last five days of her life and for that I will be eternally grateful.
“Bolton Hospice is a remarkable facility and I feel extremely honoured that I'm able to take on the role of vice president.”
In 2010, the former Westhoughton High and Canon Slade School pupil took part in the hospice’s annual Midnight Memories walk with her sister, Lisa, in memory of their mother.
Maxine’s role of vice president will see her support the work of the hospice through helping to raise awareness and involvement in fundraising activities.
Alice Atkinson, fundraising manager at Bolton Hospice, said: “We’re delighted to have Maxine on board as a new vice president as she has supported the hospice for many years.
“We hope her involvement will help us to raise awareness of the hospice’s wide range of services and support our vital fundraising activities which make it possible for us to care for so many local people facing life-limiting illnesses and their families.”
Maxine joins the hospice’s other vice presidents, Sheila Tonge, who has been involved with the charity’s work since it launched in 1992 and Cllr Colin Shaw, the current Mayor of Bolton.
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