A Bolton business is backing The Bolton News campaign to save Bolton Hospice.

Harrisons Estate Agents staff are big supporters of the hospice and they are hoping more business will step forward to raise money for the vital service after it was revealed it is in desperate needs of funds - or cuts will be inevitable.

Staff at the estate agents took part in hike after learning of the difficulties facing Bolton Hospice was in trouble.

They conquered Scafell Pike in a fundraising feat turning  £50 into £3155 as part of the Bolton Hospice £50 challenge.

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The Bolton News and Go Fund Me launched a campaign to ‘Save Bolton Hospice’ with a target of £100,000

Facing a £1.2million loss, the hospice could be forced  to cut nearly a third of its beds.

Matthew Fish for Harrisons said: “The reason we decided to take part in the £50 challenge is because it is a charity that is close to a lot of staff members hearts as some of us have had family members cared for by the hospice so we wanted to help as much as we could so they can continue to provide the exceptional care.

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“Once we had completed our walk up the Scafell Pike it came to light that the hospice was struggling so that encouraged us to push even harder to raise as much as we could with our coffee morning that took place on June 30.

“With this extra encouragement we managed to beat our £2000 target by raising £3155.”

Bolton Hospice’s £50 challenge is where businesses around Bolton are given £50 to kickstart a fundraising campaign.

Matthew added: “We hope that following our successful fundraising this will encourage other people and local businesses to pull together to ensure that Bolton Hospice can continue to provide the care and support that so many people need.

He said: "We hope that people will get behind The Bolton News and their campaign because if more people and local businesses get involved to raise more money, the wonderful care that they offer can continue into the future. 

Bolton Hospice are thankful to any businesses who undertook the challenge.

A spokesman for Bolton Hospice said: “We are so thankful to the team at Harrisons for the hard work and dedication that has gone into their fundraising efforts for our Bolton Hospice £50 challenge appeal. “Their support means the world to not only our team but to the patients and families that we care for in our community.

“The money that Harrisons and the other businesses taking part in the challenge have raised will enable us to continue to provide this vital care to even more families in Bolton and we can’t thank them enough for choosing to support the hospice.”

Donate to the Go Fund Me here.