- Created: Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Queenscourt Hospice has been at the heart of the Southport, Formby and West Lancashire community for almost 30 years, providing essential support and specialist palliative care services for people with advanced and progressive, life-limiting illness.
We have only been able to continue our invaluable work thanks to our army of fundraisers and volunteers who raise the money needed to keep us going and provide hands-on support.
We are now making it even easier for our supporters to discover ways to help us with the launch of our new Fundraising Pack, which we expect to be a huge success.
The pack is full of helpful hints and tips and explains how our supporters’ hard work really does make a difference. It also offers ways of supporting Queenscourt, whether it’s through volunteering, shopping on eBay or in one of our shops, or by playing our weekly Lottery.
Danielle Jackson, Sales Manager at Debenhams Southport, is one of the many supporters now using the new Fundraising Pack and has found it a great source of help for the store’s fundraising initiatives.
She said: “The Fundraising Pack has helped enormously with our fundraising efforts at Debenhams. Having read through the information, the team and I were shocked to learn it costs £4m to run Queenscourt 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and they receive less than 20% of funding from the NHS.
“This made us want to double our fundraising efforts for the hospice and so far we have raised £754.59. Many of the staff at Debenhams have personal connections to Queenscourt and we are proud to be giving something back. Not only has the Fundraising Pack been really helpful, but the support shown by the Queenscourt Fundraising Team has been fantastic.”
Rachel Kennedy, Community Fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to everyone who supports us at Queenscourt – without them we could not provide our essential services.
“We wanted to make it easier for people to learn how they can help us, so have put together this Fundraising Pack. If you are planning fundraising at work, your school or sports club, or maybe you have a special occasion coming up, please let me know and I will help you with plans and promotion.”
If you would like to receive a free Fundraising Pack, you can get one from our Download Area or contact the Queenscourt Hospice Fundraising Team on 01704 517 420. Alternatively, follow us on Twitter @QCHospice; Instagram @queenscourthospice and Facebook @QueenscourtHospiceSouthport.