Don’t let hospice be hampered
WITH the nights drawing in and the kids back to school, it won’t be long until autumn is upon us with its pumpkins, bonfires, fireworks and the lead-up to Christmas.
And Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, which provides supportive and end of life care for patients and families, has a whole raft of events planned between now and festive season, and it needs your help.
Raffles and tombolas are always good fundraisers, bringing in more than £10,000 a year for Phyllis Tuckwell, money which enables it to continue providing its vital medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support for more than 250 patients, relatives and carers every day.
Many of the events the fundraising team has planned between now and Christmas will have raffles and tombolas – but the raffle cupboard is bare.
So this is where you come in. If you have any items that could be used as raffle or tombola prizes, Phyllis Tuckwell would very much appreciate them.
Bottles, chocolates, toiletries and gift vouchers are particularly needed.
Gifts you may have been given for a birthday or anniversary, but which perhaps aren’t quite to your taste, are often also ideal for a raffle prize.
Items can be dropped into the hospice in Farnham, the Beacon Centre in Guildford, or to any Phyllis Tuckwell shops in towns across its catchment area of West Surrey and North East Hampshire.
See www.pth.org.uk/shops for a list of shops.
A hamper would make an ideal raffle prize for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice