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Be one of our Jam Jar Army

Willowbrook Hospice in St Helens is teaming up with St Helens Reporter to launch the Jam Jar Challenge to raise fund for the Hospice.Pictured is Nichola Saunders (right) launching the campaign with Billy Worthington, Caroline Feeney, Chris Amery, Tracey Hindley and Peter Guy.

Willowbrook Hospice in St Helens is teaming up with St Helens Reporter to launch the Jam Jar Challenge to raise fund for the Hospice.Pictured is Nichola Saunders (right) launching the campaign with Billy Worthington, Caroline Feeney, Chris Amery, Tracey Hindley and Peter Guy.

Are you ready to sign up to our Jam Jar Army and make a huge contribution to Willowbrook Hospice?

Our bold campaign aims to raise £10,000 for the town’s hospice to pay the salary of an extra nurse.

That extra funding will make a massive difference - and doing your bit couldn’t be easier.

Get yourself a jam jar, enjoy the contents, cut out the logo on the side of this page, then start filling it with spare change or any cash you have lying about.

You can have as many jam jars as you like; perhaps one at home and one at work. Schools, homes, businesses and sports clubs are all welcome to take part.

And it couldn’t easier to get creative. Hold your own Jam Jar Army tea party, with the proceeds going straight into your jam jar; or give up that daily treat and stick the cash you’ve saved straight into the jar!

Willowbrook are backing our campaign and chief executive Neil Wright says the importance of nursing care can’t be over-estimated.

“Regrettably, we have a constant waiting list of patients who need to be admitted to the Hospice and it saddens us that we do not have enough beds to meet their needs,” added Mr Wright.

“The two new bedrooms that are currently being built at the Hospice will help us to care for more people who desperately need our support in the future.

“This fantastic campaign will help us to afford the specialist nursing care that we need to open the additional beds and support local people. Please join the Jam Jar Army. Every penny counts and will help a nurse to be there for our patients.”

The hospice, which has been caring for people in St Helens and Knowsley since 1998, needs to raise £2m every year.

Its current 10 beds are occupied most of the time and last year hospice bosses were awarded a government grant which will help pay for an extension, including two new bedrooms and a refurbishment to parts of the existing building.

On completion, it will mean the hospice is able to care for more people - which makes the addition of an extra nurse and our fund-raising campaign even more vital.

Once you’ve filled your Jam Jar, simply hand it in at the hospice’s fund-raising office in Claughton Street or any of the hospice’s 11 shops throughout the borough.

But don’t stop there, you can simply start over collecting all over again.

Just as importantly, we want you to get in touch and tell us how your fund-rasing efforts are going.

Getting involved couldn’t be simpler - and signing up will make a lasting impact on our town’s wonderful hospice.

So, what are you waiting for ... sign up today!

 

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