Our Patrons

Patron Scheme

Our patron scheme is a collection of individuals, companies and groups who want to make a difference on their doorstep by helping to fund our vital care for local people.

Our Patrons' donations help the hospice:

  • Care for people in Bolton with incurable, life-limiting illnesses
  • Maintain high-quality, individualised care that focusses on compassion, dignity and respect
  • Provide support for families, both throughout the illness and after a patient has died


Patron scheme


Why join the patron scheme?

Joining our patron scheme is a wonderful way to show your support to your local hospice. All our patrons receive a number of benefits, but the real benefit is knowing you are helping to fund specialist care for patients and families when they need it most.

Our patrons scheme is the perfect opportunity for you or your company to truly help your local community. For every £1 we raise 72p goes directly to care for our patients and their families.

  • We pride ourselves in supporting local families when they need us the most.
  • We're an independent charity. We receive around £1m in NHS funding but need to raise over £4m every single year to continue providing free expert care and support to our community.
  • Your partnership will help us support our community today and well into the future.
  • We provide specialist palliative and end of life care and support in our inpatient unit, Wellbeing Hub and at home with our Hospice at Home service.
  • We also provide outpatient clinics, specialist services and wellbeing sessions at our Wellbeing Hub, 24 hour telephone advice, occupational and physiotherapy, spiritual support for all faiths or none and so much more.
  • We're there for the whole family providing carers support, bereavement support, complementary therapies and creative therapy

What benefits do patrons get?

  • Framed certificate to show your support.
  • Acknowledgement of your support on our brand new patron wall display in the hospice's main reception. (option to be anonymous)
  • Invitations to special patron events (usually one event per year).
  • Your name displayed on the hospice website (option to be anonymous)
  • Social media interactions acknowledging your patronage.
  • An editorial in The Bolton News to celebrate your patronage.
  • Unique opportunities undertaking practical jobs on site at the hospice or fundraising challenges in the community.
  • Use of our conference facilities for up to 20 people for 1 day including refreshments and lunch (Diamond & Emerald members only).
  • An acrylic patron’s plaque to display at your workplace to show your support (Diamond & Emerald members only).
  • Free tickets to any of our events every year (Diamond (four tickets) & Emerald (two tickets) patrons only).


What are the different levels of the patron scheme?

Patron scheme

Diamond: Suggested minimum donation £10,000 plus VAT annually, £833.33 per month plus VAT

Emerald: Suggested minimum donation £2,500 plus VAT annually, £208.33 per month plus VAT

Platinum: Suggested minimum donation £1,000 plus VAT annually, £83.33 per month plus VAT

Gold: Suggested minimum donation £500 plus VAT annually, £41.67 per month plus VAT



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Diamond patron

                               University of Bolton    Stateside foods       Box Power LogoWarburtonsToughsheet


Emerald patron



                              Lostock skips hire        M J May Transport    Whites Waste Paper

                                                             Anthony Axfords


Platinum patron

  Bolton News Howarths      Lancasters      UK Healthcare                 Digicomm logo  Sheridan Lifts Limited    Eventura  A touch of class

Forshaw   Rijo42    Bolton Council

Vertu Motors  HJ scott logocrystal life planning

Pulmonary Fibrosis Support GroupA Year of DatesFred Hamer 

Barlow Andrews Dixon skipsAction coachHarwood heating

Mr B Leigh-Bramwell

Mrs Sheila Tonge

Donna Knowles & Jill Reece

An Anonymous Donor


Gold patron

          Donnelly Bentley   Handelsbanken      Kippax Beaumont Lewis Russell & Russell   

       Carrs Pasties Ideal Corporate Solutions Cardwells

KNL Logo Bolton at HomeFinal metal solutions

Northern monkey bar   Roccia  MNDA

Bob Hunt        

An Anonymous Donor

Mr & Mrs D P Arkwright

Mrs Judith Bromley

Heather Middlehurst

An Anonymous Donor

An Anonymous Donor

Miss Tracey Bleakley

Dr & Mrs Ghosh

Keith Whitter

Susan Whitter

Mr David Emmott

An Anonymous Donor

An Anonymous Donor

Brian Taylor 

Ruth Speak


Bolton Hospice are an amazing part of our community and I think that, at some point, all of our staff have experienced the care and compassion shown by the whole hospice team.

To any business looking to review their Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, I would highly recommend the Bolton Hospice patronage programme as a way to show the caring and more personal side of your business.

Mark, Digicomm