Having recently experienced the wonderful service hospices provide, I wanted to add my own voice to the work carried out by the hospice movement. I was particularly touched that, having recently come into contact with hospice care for a relative in another part of the country, I was told I could be referred to St Michael’s Hospice if I needed anyone to chat to about my recent bereavement.

HIP often run stories about St Michael’s Hospice, but in this world of competing claims on our time and money, I wanted to highlight how the money they raise is spent in such a worthwhile way. The launch of their virtual fundraising pack is just one of many ideas they have to come up with to keep it flowing in, £12,000 a day, to continue to provide its services to the community of Hastings and Rother, particularly during this unusual time.

The virtual pack features many ideas to get the creative juices flowing for online events. From socially distanced tea and cake to virtual talent shows, everyone can get involved and raise much needed funds for their local Hospice. 

If you were meant to host or attend an event that has been cancelled, you could also consider supporting the Hospice by setting up a virtual collection bucket and ask people to make a donation instead.

Get in touch with the Fundraising team today to find out how to get involved on 01424 445177 or email [email protected] 

To download your free pack, visit www.stmichaelshospice.com/vfp

The bereavement service can be accessed by completing the simple form on the Hospice website or by leaving a message on 01424 456361.

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