St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester opened in January 1987, and has since cared for over 13,000 local people. At any one time the Hospice cares for around 200 people in the south western part of West Sussex, offering support to their families and friends. The Hospice relies on public support to raise 88% of its annual running costs, which this year will be just under £6.7 million.
One of their key areas of support comes from their 17 local Supporter Groups, made up of friends or colleagues who come together to raise funds that last year totalled just over £60,000.
The Support Groups have been helping the Hospice for some considerable time, some for over 30 years…long before the Hospice was event built! Whilst the Groups remain very successful, there is a real need for new members with new ideas and new energy. If you can spare some time, why not consider joining an existing Group or start one of you own with friends or colleagues?
Fundraising activities range from managing local collection boxes and running raffles, to organising events such as quizzes, music and dance events, coffee mornings, shepherd’s pie lunches and much more. If you can bring time, enthusiasm and event new fundraising and event ideas – whatever you would like to organise – and bring much-needed support to the Hospice, they would love to hear from you.
Contact Julie Longman, Events and Community Manager on 01243 755827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fundraising Team at St. Wilfrid’s will provide you with advice and support in return.