Wallis Waffle 23rd December 2019

As I write this article, the big day is still ahead of us, but by the time you read this, it will be over.  This made me think about how much thought, time, effort and money people put into making one day very special. I know people who completed their shopping for Christmas and had it all wrapped in October! Sadly, I am not that organised am keeping my fingers crossed that my final gift arrives on time.

Butterwick Hospice Care will continue to be open for our patients throughout the festive season. Our committed, caring staff will do their very best to make sure we help people make memories and add life to days when adding days to life is no longer possible.

It costs around £10,000 a day to run all our services. Unlike some other charities Butterwick Hospice Care is not a cash rich charity we spend everything we raise on our services.  We are fully reliant upon the ongoing generous support of people and businesses within our local community to continue to operate. Every penny of every donation, every gift of goods and all the time given all counts and helps to contribute to the running of Butterwick Hospice Care.

In order for Butterwick to continue to serve the needs of our local community we have to raise funds; we try and do this through a variety of ways.  We have recently launched a new campaign called ‘My one in a Million’.

For Butterwick Hospice Care, Mary Butterwick, will always be remembered as our ‘one in a million’; she sold her home to fund our first hospice. Over 35 years later we have three hospices across two sites offer outreach hospices plus a hospice at home service. Mary’s legacy gave us the inspiration to try and find others who are also ‘one in a million’

We would really like to hear about your special someone or your ‘one in a million’.  Please follow us on social media to see how you can get involved. Or you could watch our video youtu.be/yehMjUMs7hI

Please  help us to raise vital funds to continue Mary’s legacy by texting ‘Million’ to 70140 to donate £3 to Butterwick Hospice Care.  #MyOneInAMillion

Texts cost £3 plus your network charge. Butterwick Hospice Care receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer Care 01642 628930. Charity number 1044816.

On behalf of everyone you have helped or will allow us to help through your continued support of Butterwick Hospice Care may I take this opportunity to thank you and wish you are your loved ones a joyful New Year.

Jo Wallis

Head of Fundraising & Marketing

Butterwick Hospice Care

23rd December 2019

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