Hospice’s bed ap­peal tops £100k

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A FUNDRAIS­ING cam­paign to buy new beds for pa­tients at East Cheshire Hospice has passed the £100k mark.

Backed by the Ex­press, the char­ity launched the Bed Ap­peal in Septem­ber to raise £155,000 to re­place 17 beds which are more than 10 years old.

Through do­na­tions and the suc­cess­ful Py­jama Party ap­peal the hospice has pulled in a whop­ping £102,880.

It means the char­ity can af­ford to buy 11 new beds, which will be more com­fort­able than the ex­ist­ing ones.

Fundrais­ers praised the ap­peal as the most suc­cess­ful in the his­tory of the hospice.

The next big event in the cam­paign is the Win­ter Won­der­land Ball at Mere Coun­try Club, on Novem­ber 27. The sold-out event will fea­ture stars from Corona­tion Street and the Real House­wives of Cheshire and a raf­fle with a Ford KA Zetec from where Syd­ney Jack­son Mo­tors in Prest­bury among the prizes.

Karyn John­ston, from the hospice, said: “Do­na­tions con­tinue to come in at a rate of £1,500 a day, which is bril­liant. It is al­ready the best sup­ported ap­peal in the his­tory of the hospice. At this rate we might hit tar­get in early Jan­uary.”

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