THE annual St. Rocco’s Hospice Christmas Tree Collection service has raised a record-breaking £42,000!
Thanks to the people of Warrington, the hospice collected 2279 trees and has so far raised a record-breaking £42,000!
Tracy Barnes, Fundraising Relationships Manager at St. Rocco’s said: “Christmas Tree Collection is always such a popular event but we’ve been absolutely blown away with the amount of support we’ve received this year.
“Thank you to everybody who registered and made a donation, it’s because of you we have had our most successful year ever and we will be able to continue our care. Our volunteers on the day have been superstars and we’re so grateful for all their hard work, especially on a cold January morning.”
The hospice needs to raise £4.2 million per year in order to maintain providing high-quality palliative care to the people of our community who need them most. The Covid-19 pandemic meant that this funding has taken a huge hit due to the cancelation of many fundraising events.
The success of the 2021 Christmas Tree Collection now means the hospice is able to start the new year of fundraising with a bang!
St. Rocco’s would also like to extend a huge thank you to the following local businesses who volunteered on the day: Bmec, Quickline Couriers, Omega Access North, BT Skip Hire, Sandstone Supplies, Bagnalls, Warrington Borough Council, SP Energy Networks, Partridge Lakes Fishery, Birchwood Community High School, Lymm Rugby Club, McDonalds Winwick Road, Vacant Property Specialists, Warrington Electrical Supplies, KD Building Renovations, Reddish Farm and HMS.