£50,000 toy store do­na­tion was a fan­tas­tic end to year

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

FIRST of all, on be­half of all the pa­tients, staff and vol­un­teers at South Bucks Hospice we wish to ex­tend a very happy and peace­ful new year to all our read­ers.

Last year ended on an ex­tremely ex­cit­ing note after we re­ceived news that toy store The En­ter­tainer wished to be in­volved in our new Com­mu­nity Hospice project and made all our Christ­mas wishes come true at once when Gary Grant, founder of The En­ter­tainer, granted us a cheque to­wards the new build of £50,000!

We have only just come back down to earth after re­ceiv­ing his let­ter and would like to ex­tend the big­gest of thanks to him, his staff and the won­der­ful foun­da­tion for mak­ing such a gen­er­ous do­na­tion – what a dif­fer­ence it will make!

This year sees the first hole in the ground be­ing dug for our new-build Com­mu­nity Hospice and we can­not wait to get un­der way in bring­ing this vi­tal ser­vice to the peo­ple of South Bucks.

It truly will be a revo­lu­tion in the hospice world with lots of ex­cit­ing plans in place for ex­tended ser­vices, fan­tas­tic grounds, ac­tiv­i­ties for all and a new space for 18-28 year olds to come and use.

Along­side build­ing the new hospice, we are also in the process of plan­ning our fundrais­ing events cal­en­dar and are de­cid­ing on a big chal­lenge event for later in 2015, for our sup­port­ers to take part in.

We would love to hear any sug­ges­tions peo­ple may have so if read­ers and a group of friends or work col­leagues wish to take on a chal­lenge this year, email rose.fin­ni­gan@sb­hos­pice.org.uk with ideas!

We are soon to launch our new web­site so read­ers should keep their eyes on www.shb.org. uk for the lat­est up­dates on all things South Bucks.

Events fundraiser Jo Hunt, who is also tak­ing part in the jump, said: “It would be great to have 30 peo­ple tak­ing part dur­ing our 30th an­niver­sary.

“The money that would be raised will help support lo­cal peo­ple with can­cer and life-lim­it­ing ill­ness. What bet­ter in­cen­tive could there be to take to the skies for the ex­pe­ri­ence of a lifetime?”


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