Cheers to 30 hospice years

Celebrate 30 years of hospice care in the community!

The 3rd March 2022 marks a very special occasion as we celebrate our 30th birthday and 30 years of hospice care in our community.  Will you celebrate our 30th Anniversary with us and help us to be there for more patients and families that need us by joining our ‘Cheers to 30 years’ campaign?

During the month of March please celebrate with us; you could throw your own party, afternoon tea, dress down day at work/school or organise a special cake sale or collection at your place of work.


Bolton Hospice staff member with 'thank you' sign

The creation of the hospice was only made possible thanks to our wonderfully supportive local community who began to raise the funds necessary to build the hospice through the help of a campaign ran by The Bolton News -  By 1990, £850,000 had been raised and the building work had commenced!  Since then, the continued support from our community has enabled us to grow and expand our services, allowing us to care for more and more people with life limiting illnesses and their families.  We think that’s something to really celebrate and we would love you to celebrate with us too!

Thank you to our amazing community for helping us to provide vital, end of life care for a generation.


Download our Birthday celebration poster to print and display at your workplace, school, community group, local pub or in your windows at home.

Download your Fundraising pack to help us celebrate 30 years of caring from the heart.

Bolton Hospice staff

There are so many other ways you can show your support throughout our 30th Anniversary year too, and help to make it one to remember!

From signing up to join our lottery, taking on a fundraising challenge or volunteering at the hospice, we would love our amazing supporters just like you to help celebrate our 30th anniversary. Take a look at our ’30 ways to support us’ list to find out how you can help

1. Organise a birthday party for us

Celebrate with your family and friends and raise money for us at the event with some games or a raffle!

2. Volunteer at one of our charity shops across the borough

You'll be helping to generate vital income for the hospice whilst being part of a friendly and hardworking team.

Find out more about volunteering

3. Sign up to our weekly lottery

To be in with the chance of scooping our £1,000 top prize every Friday – for just £1 a week! We will also be holding a special 30th anniversary Summer Draw.

Join the Bolton Hospice Lottery

4. Sponsor a Nurse

Our amazing nurses provide expert care, hope and support for our patients. Sponsor a nurse from just £3 a month and you’ll be helping a nurse to support patients and families at every difficult step of their journey.

Sponsor a Nurse today

5. Share your story 

We’d love to hear you memories of the hospice from the last 30 years! If you have a story or photos you would like to share, please send them to us at or contact us via our social media channels.

6. Charity of the Year

If you are a local business, choose Bolton Hospice as your charity of the year. We’ll provide support to help you make the most of your fundraising for us in 2022.

Find out more about making Bolton Hospice your chosen charity

7. Shop second-hand

Visit our charity shop and showcase your bargains or upcycling skills! We want more people to see the fantastic bargains available in our 10 charity shops - take a pic and tweet us @boltonhospice

Find your local hospice charity shop

8. Celebrate your milestone

If you are celebrating a special milestone yourself in 2022, support us by asking friends and family to make a donation to Bolton Hospice in lieu of a gift – why not set up a Facebook fundraiser or we can provide special gift aid donation envelopes.

See how to support us with your celebration

9. Collection tins at your business

If you could place a collection tin at your pub, shop, café, restaurant or anywhere else please get in touch - each collection tin raises around £61 a year for the hospice in vital funds.

Contact our Fundraising team

10. Take on a challenge for us

Anything goes including running, cycling, skydiving, overseas treks and assault courses! Check out our full challenge calendar on our website, including details of our special anniversary wing walk!

Find your charity challenge

11. Add a new leaf to our Tree of Life

A poignant collection of personalised engraved leaves on our beautiful tree sculpture in the main hospice reception.

Learn more about our Tree of Life

12. Visit The Old Bank Café

Fancy a brew and a slice of homemade cake? Or maybe a full English breakfast or a light lunch? Come and visit us at The Old Bank Café in Astley Bridge (next to Asda), open 7 days a week (Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 3.30pm and Sunday 11am - 2pm).

Plan your visit to The Old Bank Café 

13. Shop with us on eBay

Treat yourself to a special item from our online eBay store, where we list and sell items of special interest that are kindly donated to our charity shops.

Visit our eBay shop

14. Set up a Tribute Fund

You could set up a Tribute Fund in the name of your loved one - they are a unique way to make a lasting tribute, and for many people supporting a cause by concentrating your time and effort into keeping a memory alive can help with loss.

Learn more about creating a Tribute Fund

15. Book a talk from the hospice team

We can deliver talks about the hospice to local schools and groups. It’s so important for us to spread the word about what we do and how people can get involved. To book a talk for your school or group call us on 01204 663 055.

16. Lottery scratchcards

Purchase a Bolton Hospice scratchcard for just a £1 with a chance to win up to £1,000 cash or a Carrs Pasty in an instant – they also make great wedding favours!

Contact our Lottery team for your scratchcards

17. Join our fundraising events

Come along to one of our fundraising events and show your support – maybe you fancy the Ladies Night, Midnight Memories Walk, or Hike the Pike.

See our latest hospice fundraising events

18. Book an education course

If you are a healthcare professional, book onto one of our many short courses that aim to promote the highest quality palliative and end of life care.

Find the latest courses from our Education Team

19. Make a lasting difference

Make a pledge in your will to make a lasting difference, and ensure we are here to care for patients in Bolton for the next 30 years.

Learn more about leaving a gift in your Will

20. Attend one of our 'A Time for Remembrance' events

The events held four times a year for family members to attend if they wish - the most recent events have been virtual and hosted on our Facebook page.

Watch our previous 'A Time for Remembrance' services

21. We’d love support from 30 Bolton celebrities this year

Perhaps they could send us a happy birthday message for us to share across our social media channels and website!

22. A visit from Cyril the Squirrel

Fancy having our mascot Cyril the Squirrel join you at an event or activity you have organised within your community? He loves to be social and meet our supporters, so get in touch to arrange his special visit to you this year.

23. Become a Patron

Local businesses can become a hospice Patron and demonstrate their commitment to helping local people.  There are many benefits to becoming a Patron and your name will be proudly displayed on our Patron Wall.

Learn more about becoming a Bolton Hospice Patron

24. Donate your unwanted items

Have a clear out of your unwanted belongings and book a home collection with our retail team, who will visit your house to collect your items to sell in our charity shops. You can then buy something pre-loved for your home from our Furniture Plus store on Manchester Road!

Find out more about donating to our charity shops

25. Join our team

Come and join Team Bolton Hospice as a member of staff! Keep an eye on our recruitment page on the website for opportunities for clinical staff, support services within the hospice, as well as the fundraising team – it’s a great place to work!

See our latest opportunities

26. See our Impact Dashboard

Check out our interactive impact dashboard on our website to learn more about how our work is making a difference each year - we are committed to transparency and have developed this online tool so you can view the facts and figures about our expert care and support.

Visit our Impact Dashboard

27. Follow us on social media

Help us spread awareness of our services by liking and sharing our posts.  You can find us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram and Linkedin

28. Look out for our special touring 30th anniversary exhibition

The exhibition will be popping up at various locations across Bolton during 2022. We’d love to see your photos of you and your loved ones visiting the exhibition – email them to us at

29. Purchase one of our special items of anniversary merchandise

You can shop our eternal roses, pin badge and foldable shopping bag. Don’t forget our popular Christmas cards, diaries and calendars too!

Visit our online shop

30. Make a donation

Simply make a donation online. We need to raise £4 million every year to provide our specialist services free of charge. We’re an independent charity and government funding only covers a fraction of our costs.

Make your donation to support Bolton Hospice

“The very first patients were admitted to the hospice on 2nd March 1992, and we have been dedicated to caring for thousands of local families ever since.  It's an honour and a privilege to care for our community, and we are proud to be such an integral part of our town.  I’m sure you will join me in wishing our hospice a very special 30 year anniversary!”

Judith Bromley, Chairman
Bolton Hospice 30th Anniversary