EACH week we shine the spotlight on Bolton Hospice and the people that are going above and beyond to raise funds for the charity.

We have some amazing people in the area making a difference.

Xmas Party Heroes PMJ Capital donate £2000 to Bolton Hospice 

PMJ Capital have donated £2000 to Bolton Hospice as part of the ‘Xmas Party Heroes’ campaign. 

Xmas Party Heroes is a new campaign which is calling on businesses to support good causes, as festive parties are cancelled because of the pandemic. Companies are being encouraged to donate money which would have been used for staff Christmas parties to charity.

Kathryn Willett, Interim Fundraising Manager at Bolton Hospice said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at PMJ Capital for choosing to support Bolton Hospice this Christmas. We’re extremely grateful to them for choosing to support us during these difficult times and helping us to make this Christmas special for our patients and their families.”

If you’d like to find out more about how you can support Bolton Hospice by becoming a Xmas Party Hero, please visit https://xmaspartyheroes.co.uk/

Handmade bears raise over £700 for Bolton Hospice

Gillian Woodward created some beautiful handmade bears and raffled them off to her fantastic friends & supporters an incredible £710 for Bolton Hospice, and in loving memory of her sister Janet who was cared for by Bolton Hospice. 

If you would like to hold your own Christmas raffle for the hospice, the hospice can provide raffle ticket, plus a ‘name the bear squares’ for anyone interested in hosting a teddy bear raffle for the charity.

For more information on fundraising for the hospice this Christmas, please contact Kathryn at fundraising@boltonhospice.org or call 07436468286

First World War Memorial Plague to raise money for Bolton Hospice

A generous supporter kindly donated some wonderful First World War memorabilia to Bolton Hospice to raise much needed funds for the hospice on their eBay online shop. 
This plaque is in honour of Richard Charles Wallis. He was in the Royal Engineers and worked as a sapper. His regiment no was – 3296 Rank: 1914-1920.

A sappers main role was to dig the trenches to allow besieging forces to advance towards the enemy. The digging was referred to as “Sapping the enemy fortifications”.

The memorial plaque was issued after the First World War to the next of kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.

The plaques were cast in bronze, and came to be known as the Dead Man’s Penny, because of the similarity in appearance to the much smaller penny coin. The designer’s initials appear above the front paw of the lion. In her outstretched left-hand Britannia holds an olive wreath above the anisate tablet bearing the deceased‘s name cast in raised letters.

Below the name tablet, to the right of the lion, is an oak spray with acorns. The name does not include the rank since there was to be no distinction between sacrifices made by different individuals. Two dolphins swim around Britannia, symbolising Britain’s sea power, and at the bottom a second lion is tearing apart the German eagle. Around the picture the legend reads he died for freedom and honour.

The items went live on the hospice ebay shop on the 3rd December for 10 days and will end on the December 13.

Please visit https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/boltonhospice2016 for more information and to place your bids. 

Become a Bolton Hospice Volunteer 

Bolton Hospice are urgently seeking volunteers for their charity shops.
Bolton Hospice have charity shops located all across Bolton, selling donated items such as clothes, homeware & toys and furniture & homeware at their Furniture Plus shop on Manchester Road. 

The charity shops provide a regular and sustainable source of income that supports the work of the hospice. 

If you can put your hand to sorting goods, customer service, operating the till, shop floor display, joinery, pat testing, moving furniture, checking bikes and prams or just a good general all-rounder and you want to make a difference to the hospice while gaining retail experience, please contact the hospice on 01204 663063 or call in to any of our shops for an application form.

Volunteers are needed Monday through to Sunday for shifts either between 10am – 1pm or 1pm – 4pm. 

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people or build your CV. 

Cathy Wright, Head of Retails, said: “If you enjoy meeting people, helping others and have a few spare hours a week then we need you! Volunteering is a fantastic way to get retail experience, learn new skills and meet friends for life!”
To sign up please visit https://www.boltonhospice.org.uk/volunteer-our-shops.

 For more information on volunteering, please contact Cathy Wright on 01204 663 063 or email shopsco-ordinator@boltonhospice.org.