Tameside’s Willow Wood Hospice have released details of their upcoming fundraising days, in a bid to attract new visitors and volunteers to the events.
Based in Ashton Under Lyne, the hospice provides palliative care to those suffering with life-threatining illnesses.
As they rely heavily on donations from members of the public, they hold a number of events each month to raise money and awareness for the hospice’s services. They also have a charity shop on Glossop High Street.
This December they have several events at which they are hoping to get a great turn out of both visitors and volunteers.
On Saturday 1st, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th and Saturday 22nd December between 11:00am and 3:00pm, they will require help running their Santa in Pantoland event at Ladysmith Shopping Centre in Ashton.
There will also be can collection events running during December at which volunteers and donations will be most welcome. These will take place between 10:00am and 4:00pm on the 1st and 2nd December at Sainsburys, Denton and on the 8th December at Morrisons, Hyde.
Between Wednesday 19th and Monday 24th December, the group will be bag packing at Marks & Spencer, Ashton and on Thursday 20th December at Ashton Market Place they will be selling raffle tickets betwen 10:00am and 4:00pm.
Although the events run for four hours, the volunteers will work in two hour stints to make it easier for people to get involved. Anyone wanting more information on how to volunteer can contact Head of Fundraising John Fellowes on 0161 330 7788.