Fes­tive fair raises over £12,000 for hospice funds

Rochdale Observer - - SPECIAL REPORT -

SPRINGHILL Hospice opened its doors for its big­gest Christ­mas Fair yet, raising over £12,000.

The Hospice started the fes­tive sea­son off with a bang as hun­dreds of peo­ple were wel­comed into the grounds of the Broad Lane Hospice for the sea­sonal event which brought in £12,326 into the cof­fers.

The event hosted a va­ri­ety of stalls from tombo­las and books to can­dles and baubles in its win­ter won­der­land mar­quee.

Guests were also treated to mu­sic by the War­dle brass band play­ing Christ­mas favourites to get peo­ple in the fes­tive mood.

A fan­tas­tic day was had by all and a record break­ing to­tal was raised for the Hospice.

Re­bekah Cheshire, the events and cam­paigns fundraiser for Springhill Hospice, said: “Our Christ­mas Fair was a great start to our sea­sonal events and it was so lovely to see so many sup­port­ers vis­it­ing our hospice and en­joy­ing the day.

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who sup­ported the event and helped raise vi­tal funds for Springhill.”

The event was hosted to raise funds for the 16 bed Hospice which needs £9,000 per day to pro­vide vi­tal ser­vices to its pa­tients and their fam­i­lies from the lo­cal bor­ough. ●●RIGHT: Mayor of Whit­worth Coun Made­line De Souza and Mayor of Rochdale Coun Mo­hammed Za­man open­ing the Springhill Hospice Christ­mas Fair

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