As Easter approaches, a local charity is inviting people from across Greater Manchester to join them in a range of fundraising activities to help the patients it supports.
St Ann’s Hospice, which provides care for patients from its three sites in Heald Green, Little Hulton and The Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as via a range of outreach services, has developed a special free fundraising pack full of Easter tips, hints and ideas.
Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice, said: “Our fundraising team have put together a huge raft of ‘egg-cellent’ ideas to help raise money for our patients this year. From quizzes, activity sheets and egg hunt ideas, to fancy dress days and baking challenges, there are lots of ways local people can have fun, help us out, and really make a difference to the lives of the people we support.
“It’s fitting that so many people choose to support us at Easter as we always make a real effort to ensure our hospice sites are decorated with amazing art, and that there are lots of cakes and treats for our patients and visitors to enjoy. Our creative therapists often work with patients on special Easter artwork or crafts too – in fact, the whole hospice is a hive of activity, and it’s great to be part of it.
“If you don’t have time to take part in one of the special activities from the pack, perhaps you could consider donating the price of an Easter Egg or two to the hospice instead? A donation of £8.55, for example, would pay for meals for one of the patients on our wards for a whole day. Any donation, however large or small, really does make a difference to the people we care for, so thanks very much in advance for your support.”
To request a free Easter fundraising pack, or discuss your ideas for supporting St Ann’s, please contact the hospice team on 0161 498 3631.
You can also make a donation by visiting www.sah.org.uk/donate