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St Rocco’s Hospice launches £1million appeal as charity faces biggest ever crisis

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WARRINGTON’S St Rocco’s Hospice is launching an emergency appeal to raise funds during “the biggest crisis we’ve ever had to face” as the charity faces losing £1m during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The charity faces losing over one million pounds in vital funds as fundraising activities are postponed and shops shut during the coronavirus outbreak

CEO Pam Massey said: “Put simply, we need to raise £3.5 million to keep our doors open each year and provide our vital services. This year, as a result of COVID-19, we’ll be lucky to break £2 million.”

Most of the funding for the Hospice comes from fundraising and donations from the local community, but the outbreak of coronavirus has already had a huge impact on its income.

The charity is now launching an emergency appeal for donations so that it can continue to support patients who need specialist, end of life care.

Pam Massey added: “We want to be there for the people of Warrington during this crisis – and in the future too. This is a special place and now, more than ever before, we need your help to keep going. I know that many of our supporters will be suffering hardship right now – but any donation, big or small, will make a huge difference to us and our patients.”

The Hospice is currently working round the clock to keep the 10-bed inpatient unit fully operational, but has had to scale back its outpatient services to minimise the risk of coronavirus spreading amongst patients.

To support St Rocco’s appeal, please visit https://www.stroccos.org.uk/Get-Involved/Donate/Emergency-Appeal

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