We’re is hoping local families, community groups, schools and businesses will get behind their festive elf-themed activities, to raise much-needed funds for local patients.
The plea comes at the end of a very challenging fundraising year for our hospice, as we had to cancel many of our income-generating events as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Doctors and nurses from the hospice have continued providing round–the–clock front line care for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones throughout the year, whilst also supporting NHS colleagues and providing support to people in the community.
Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive of St Ann’s, said:
Like many organisations, we’ve found 2020 a challenging time, and, as an organisation that needs to raise £20,000 a day to keep our services running for patients, we’ve had to be tenacious in our approach to coming up with new fundraising ideas and activities. Thankfully, we have amazing support from people in our local communities right across Greater Manchester, and they’ve really kept us going. They’ve come up with so many creative ways to raise funds – their energy and enthusiasm for our cause is something that never ceases to amaze me. We’re hugely grateful. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive
For our Get Elfie festive fundraiser, we’re encouraging people to embrace the Elf theme to get creative to raise money. A bespoke free fundraising pack full of ideas is available to download from the hospice’s website here or you can contact our Fundraising Team on 0161 498 3631 for more information.
From Elfie dress up days, Get Fit and Elfie physical challenges, quizzes, movie marathons, and colouring competitions, there’s something for every age group to enjoy and we’re hoping lots of people decide to take part and support the hospice. Many of the activities only take a really small amount of time, but the money raised – however large or small the amount – will make a huge difference to our patients. Thanks in advance to anyone who does help us by taking part. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive