St Mary’s Church in Rawtenstall was packed to the rafters on Thursday 13th December with nearly 500 people remembering their loved ones.
This year almost 800 dedications were made, which is significantly more than in previous years. The names of those remembered were shown on several screens, during a reflective candlelit service.
Local singing talents, Sean Ruane and Megan Makin sang a beautiful duet of ‘The Prayer.’ This along with fantastic singing from Crawshawbooth Primary School Choir and music from 2nd Rossendale Scout Band created an emotive atmosphere. Rev Stephen Crook always makes this non-denominational service very special. One gentleman, whose wife was cared for by the Hospice, reported feeling uplifted and very much enjoyed the service.
This event allows people to remember our loved one’s at Christmas, but also provides essential funds to ensure our services continue for local people. I am therefore delighted to say that with the dedications and attractions on the night an amazing £13,890 was raised!
Thank you to everyone who contributed, including our sponsors Fred Hamer Funeral Services.
A huge thank you for the donation of £5000 from the Mark Benevolent Fund which was received by Joanna Williams when VWBro David H Thompson, PGJO, APGM, presented her with the cheque. He was accompanied by Matthew Phillips the Worshipful Master of Turton Lodge No 1300 and Stephen Jackson the Worshipful Master of Nuttall Lodge No 1405. Also in attendance was WBro Graham Mangham who is a Trustee of Rossendale Hospice and a member of the Mark Province of East Lancashire.
The other Lodges who nominated Rossendale Hospice were Rectitude Lodge No 18, Union Lodge No 21 and The Lancashire Provincial Grand Stewards Lodge No 1272, each of whom had sent their apologies. This donation was made on behalf of the Mark Benevolent Fund who have invited every Mark Lodge within England and Wales to nominate a hospice within their Province to receive a donation of £1000 in recognition of a lifetime of service and dedication to the Crown and the nation by his HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Rossendale Hospice has teamed up with Rossendale Radio to share some love across the Valley’s airwaves this Valentine’s Day. Rossendale Radio will host a Valentine’s Day special on 14th February 2021 between 1pm and 5pm. In return for a £10 donation, anyone can dedicate a song, along with a special message which will be aired live on Valentine’s Day. People may choose to make a dedication to their loved ones, or a friend or family member to let them know how much they are appreciated.
Our 2020 Inter-schools Penny Pinching Challenge started on Friday 14th October and finished on Friday 27th November. Twenty four of our Valley preschools, nurseries, primary and secondary schools took part in the six week challenge to try and fill their penny boxes with as much loose change as they could. Here are the winners:
Cherry Tree Pre School
Cribden House School
Haslingden High School
Raised £4476 in total - Thank you to everyone who took part and supported their local hospice.
We are sorry to advise that from Thursday 5th November our Shops will be closed due to the National Lockdown. We are extremely grateful for all your donations and custom since we re-opened in July and are planning to re-open from Thursday 3rd December if the lockdown is then lifted.
Please keep safe and we look forward to seeing you in our shops again, just as soon as we can.
Temporary Ad Hoc Health Care Assistants needed to support our existing Hospice team in the community. Applicants must have previous experience and be qualified to NVQ Level 2 as a minimum. DBS required.
Temporarary Ad Hoc Registered Nurse Adult needed to support our Hospice at Home services in community. Applicants must have community experience and desirable palliative end-of-life care experience. DBS required.
For further details please contact Hospice at Home 01706 253633 (option 2) or 07960 046165
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