COULD YOU DO SOMETHING AMAZING TO HELP YOUR LOCAL CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

COULD YOU DO SOMETHING AMAZING TO HELP YOUR LOCAL CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

Posted 13 February, 2020 at 14:31

Author Vanessa Thomas on behalf of Hope House Children's Hospices


Hope House and Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospices are appealing to people to do something amazing by making a pledge to help terminally ill children in 2020.

Whatever you love to do – baking, lunching with friends, walking, running, climbing, cycling, golfing, skydiving, or partying – they have events where you can get involved. And by signing up now at www.hopehouse.org.uk, it could give you a goal to aim for!

The two hospices provide vital care to children with life-threatening conditions and their families from across Shropshire, Cheshire, Mid and North Wales.

It costs £6.5 million every year to cope with existing demand, and more families need Hope House and Ty Gobaith’s expertise every day.

Currently 2% of local people help the hospices, from making donations to playing the Lottery, and from taking part in events to signing up to regular giving. But they have to raise even more money if they are to help every child and family in need.

Hope House Head of Fundraising Alison Marsh explains: “It is the start of the year and our bank account is right back to zero so we need to get straight down to raising more than £17,000 a day to keep our current services funded.

“We know that this is a time when many people feel their own financial pressures after Christmas, so we have ways you can commit to Hope House and Ty Gobaith without making a financial donation too.

“We have many events coming up in 2020 where you can sign up now and have time to raise sponsorship money, such as our incredibly popular Llangollen Canal Walk and a whole host of runs and challenges which you can find on our website.

“For people who feel able to donate a small monthly amount we would love them to sign up for our Regular Giving, which starts at just £3 a month. That is an incredible thing to do because it enables us to plan for the future and ensure we have the services that children and families so desperately need in place.”

Details of how you can help Hope House and Ty Gobaith in 2020 can be found at  www.hopehouse.org.uk or call the charity on 01691 671671.

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Caption: Supporters get ready to have fun while helping seriously ill children at the Hope House and Ty Gobaith Dark Run.