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HOSPICE LOTTERY EXTRA CHANCE DRAW
LOCAL PEOPLE had an extra chance to win on the Hartlepool and District Hospice’s lottery last Friday when an extra £1000 prize was made.
Two jackpot prizes of £1000 were given away in the draw held on Friday March 26, the extra £1000 prize went to Lottery Number 75315, and the weekly £1000 prize went to Lottery Ticket 70920 along with runner up prizes of £250, £100 and three £50 cheques.
The Hospice Lottery has been running since 1995 and has raised over £6million to help continue the inpatient, outpatient and bereavement support offered by the charity. Currently there are over 7000 members in the Hospice Lottery. It costs just £1 a week for each unique randomly selected number and winners are selected at random, by computer. The winners are then published in the Hartlepool Mail and displayed on the Hospice’s website the following Tuesday. Winners automatically receive their cheque within seven days.
If you would like to join the please contact the Hospice on (01429) 855582.
YEAR OF CHARITY FUNDRAISING RAISES £5K
GENEROUS MEMBERS of a north east golf club have raised over £5,000 for local hospice care in a year of fundraising. Hartlepool Golf Club presented a cheque for £5,300 to Hartlepool and District Hospice that was raised through various fundraising events and donations made by club members from February 2009 to February 2010.
Paul Newbury, from Hartlepool, who was club captain during the year of fundraising said “It wasn’t a difficult choice to pick a Charity of the Year. The Hospice does a great job and they need support like this to survive. My mother had cancer and a few previous members used hospice services so we know how important the care is which meant that all our events were well supported by the club.”
Events that Paul organised included a cricket match, sportsman’s dinners, raffles and competitions.
Tracy Woodall, Chief Executive of Hartlepool and District Hospice said “This is a very generous donation from Hartlepool Golf Club and we would like to thank them for nominating us as their Charity of the Year. Each member who has contributed to the total is making a difference to local people who need access to our specialist care and I want to them for that on behalf of our patients.”
The money donated to Hartlepool and District Hospice will be used to continue the current inpatient, outpatient and bereavement support services for people affected by life limiting illnesses or the death of a loved one.
SHOW YOU CARE BY GROWING FACIAL HAIR
LAST YEAR, men from across the region were getting ready to have their final shave before growing a moustache for a local charity, this year they are going one step further and growing a beard as well.
Supporters of Hartlepool and District Hospice are preparing for a sponsored beard grow to raise vital funds for the charity that supports people living with life limiting illnesses. Throughout April men of all ages will be showing their support for the Hartlepool charity by getting sponsored to grow a beard as part of Let it Beard.
Tracy Woodall, Chief Executive of Hartlepool and District Hospice said “Let it Beard, is a really easy event for our male supporters to get involved with and have a bit of fun. Some of our staff and volunteers have already signed up to take part themselves and are really looking forward to seeing how their beards grow.
"It’s so simple but also a very public way of showing support for the hospice and a great conversation starter, it will also make a big difference to lots of local families who are accessing our services because they are affected by a life limiting illness. As only twenty percent of our funding comes from the government, support like this is vital to the people in our community who need specialist palliative care at this time.”
Let it Beard runs from April 1 to 30 and participants are asked to raise as much sponsorship money as possible. They are also encouraged to send in before and after photographs to the Hospice as prizes will be given for the best beard at the end of the month.
Registration is absolutely free and includes a limited edition badge to show participation. All money raised will go towards helping support people in the Hartlepool and east Durham area who are living with life limiting illnesses.
To get involved in this event please contact the Hospice on (01429) 855529 or register here.