£50,000 toy store donation was a fantastic end to year
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?”