Liverpool businesses have raised thousands in loose change for Woodlands Hospice during the charity’s first-ever Bring a Pound to Work Day fundraiser.
More than 5,000 people from firms, community groups and schools took part in the 28 February event, so far raising more than £5,000 in £1 coins.
The charity team are delighted with the response to the day and are looking forward to the final tally once the last of the collection tins are in.
“This is a tremendous amount thanks to the amazing support of our local community and we couldn’t be more grateful,” said Community Fundraising Manager Paula Parle. “A big thank you to the thousands of people who popped £1 into their workplace collection tins. Once all these are in, we expect the final amount to be nearer £6,000, which is fantastic for our first event of this kind.
“Our need to raise £4,000 each day to continue the free-of-charge care we give our patients and their families, combined with an unprecedented loss of fundraising income this year, makes the brilliant success of our Bring a Pound to Work Day particularly timely.”
To arrange the return of your Bring Pound to Work Day donations, call Paula on 07772 952503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodlands Hospice provides specialist palliative care to patients with life-limiting illnesses in the North Liverpool, South Sefton, Kirkby and Crosby areas.