Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice would like to invite community members in South Leeds to set up their own local support group to help raise funds for the hospice.
The hospice also runs a weekly outpatients clinic at Sunnyview House nursing home in Beeston.
Services at Wheatfields Hospice are free of charge, but it costs £4m to run the hospice, and a significant part of these funds come from donations. The hospice needs to raise over £2.5m in donations annually in order to continue to provide specialist care services.
Senior Hospice Fundraiser for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, Roohi Lupton, said:
“Support groups that help fundraise for us are priceless. We need to be more proactive to spread the word in local communities about the range of services Wheatfields Hospice provides.
“There are so many different ways people can help. You can do as little or as much as you want to fit in with your lifestyle. We are always here to help with ideas and tips on how to organise your own fundraising event.
“Continued support enables us to keep the hospice running smoothly and continue providing specialist care and emotional support to our patients and their families.”
There are many different ways in which support groups can help the charity from holding bake sales, coffee mornings, managing collection tins to organising your own fundraising event, distributing information and raising awareness of the range of services provided by the hospice.
If you would like to have an initial chat about setting up a support group please contact Roohi Lupton on (0113) 203 3360 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice visit www.sueryder.org/wheatfields