Are you one of the hundreds of folk who’ve already signed up to be part of the St Helens Reporter and Willowbrook Hospice’s Jam Jar Army campaign?
If so, we want to hear from you. Our Jam Jar Army campaign has already attracted countless ‘conscripts’, with hundreds of pounds already rolling in to the campaign’s coffers.
The Reporter/Willowbrook 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.
If you’re taking part, we’d love to hear from you, particularly if you taking part in a business or school. Why not send us a snap of your team with your badged-up jam 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.”
lLet us know how you’re taking part by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Twitter page @StHelensReport or our Facebook page.