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7th Dec, 2021

Hospice fund-raiser aims to help life-limited patients spend Christmas at home

THE GIVING spirit is hoped to help terminally ill patients in Warwickshire spend Christmas at home with family.

The Shakespeare Hospice is launching a week-long fund-raising drive to help staff run run its free Hospice at Home Service over the festive period.

Every penny donated to hospice, from noon on Tuesday November 30 until noon the following Tuesday, will be match-funded as part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge.

The organisation is aiming to raise £10,000 to fund the free service which costs some £1,200 per day.

Hospice chief executive Angie Arnold said: “Like many other organisations, we are still feeling the effects of the pandemic which has continued to create a range of challenges for both our clinical and income generating teams.

“Shop closures and the cancellation of fund-raising events have had a devastating impact on our ability to raise much needed funds which is why we’re appealing to our community to support this campaign.

“For this week only your donations to the Hospice will be doubled by the Big Give.”

The Big Give runs the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, The Christmas Challenge.

For seven days, it offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed in 2008, the Christmas Challenge has raised millions of pounds for charities since its launch.

Search ‘The Shakespeare Hospice’ on donate.thebiggive.org.uk/christmas-challenge-2021 to donate.

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