We provide free care services to people in Bolton with progressive life-limiting illnesses, but government funding covers only a fraction of our costs. It costs £400 every hour for us to provide palliative care services, and as a charity we have to fundraise the first £300 every hour, every day of the year.
There are lots of different ways to get involved, click the links below to find out more:
Staff and customers from The Vulcan Inn raised £1,140 by organising a family fun day in August 2017. The event was in memory of Toni Molloy who was cared for at Bolton Hospice as well as Jimmy's brother and Carl's brother who were also both cared for at the hospice
In October 2017, Liam Short, Callum Short and Gethin Jones took on a 52 hour cycle and marathon journey from Bolton to Stockton in memory of Steve Bradshaw. In July 2015, Steve Bradshaw was diagnosed with brain cancer. He was cared for by the amazing team at The Christie and finally at Bolton Hospice before passing away in March 2016. Steve's eldest daughter Ellen and her boyfriend Liam had an idea to undertake a unique fundraising challenge in Steve's memory. The team completed a 150 mile cycle to Stockton to Steve's childhood home, and took on the York Marathon halfway there!
HSBC Bank in Bolton took part in our Get Your Pink On fundraiser. Kim Farrington from HSBC explains why the team were so happy to get involved. "My father, Charles Nanfan was an inpatient for a couple of months at Bolton Hospice before he sadly passed away. The staff at the hospice treated him with such kindness and regard, he was even allowed to come home for a few hours on some days to spend time with the family. I cannot thank the staff enough for the care he received."
To celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 14th September 2017, Margaret & Harry Hayston enjoyed a wonderful get to together with family and friends at The Tavern Fayre, Bolton. They feel so blessed to have each other, plus a wonderful family and friends, and they were kind enough to share their celebrations with a donation in lieu of gifts to Bolton Hospice.
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Paul’s beloved brother Adrian passed away at the hospice in 2016 and Paul vowed to raise money and to help with the upkeep of this wonderful hospice, as it receives very little funding from central Government and mainly relies on voluntary donations. Paul said "The care he received as an inpatient was both exemplary and dignified. Each time l visited him there he would always remark how the "Garden of Tranquilty" outside his room gave him so much pleasure and relaxation watching the various birds and wildlife going about there daily routines amongst the beautiful trees and flowers. I am taking part in The London Walking Marathon, I have never done anything like this before so I am not expecting it to be a "walk in the park"! I’m hoping to raise £600 which would pay for the upkeep of the Garden of Tranquility for a year giving future patients the joy and serenity of both the garden and its wildlife."
The fundraising team is here to offer help and advice, if you need any support with your fundraising please don't hesitate to contact a member of the team on 01204 663 055 or email us.