Campaign kicks off with a bang

Launching the Save Our Hospice Campaign at the Lancaster Firework Display are, from left, Sandra Davies, Ingrid Kent, Debbie Butler, Shirley Morch, Adam Lord, Sue McGraw and Catherine Butterworth.
Launching the Save Our Hospice Campaign at the Lancaster Firework Display are, from left, Sandra Davies, Ingrid Kent, Debbie Butler, Shirley Morch, Adam Lord, Sue McGraw and Catherine Butterworth.
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The Visitor’s campaign to Save Our Hospice kicked off with a bang on Saturday night.

Reporters and staff from the The Visitor and Lancaster Guardian were on hand at 
Lancaster City’s Giant Axe as part of the city’s fireworks spectacular as we launched our bid to secure the long-term future of St John’s Hospice in style.

This year the Dolly Blues’ venue to view the Lancaster display, which saw fireworks shot from the castle in a spectacular show, hosted fundraising 
activities in aid of the Slyne Road charity.

We were out and about in the crowd telling everyone about the campaign and handing out leaflets kindly sponsored and put together by Chris Whitehead and Morecambe Press.

We also held a collection in aid of the Save Our Hospice campaign despite the less than favourable weather conditions!

Thanks to anyone who was kind enough to take a leaflet or donate vital funds, however small.

After the colourful start at the fireworks spectacular there will be a series of events throughout the campaign as we bid to raise half a million pounds for St John’s Hospice and ensure this vital community facility is around for future generations.

The first of these will be our Festive Cake Bake week.

We want everyone and anyone, including families, schools and businesses, to bake sweet treats of any shape or size, Christmas-themed or not, to raise money for the 
campaign.

Don your apron in the week of December 2 and 8 and you can support Save Our Hospice by charging entry to Festive Cake Bake events as well as selling your treats for charity cash.

We’ll be revealing more events in the The Visitor in the coming weeks.