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.
Tickets are still available for our Summer Raffle! You have until Fri 26th July to purchase a ticket from the hospice reception or one of our shops; Haslingden, Rawtenstall or Bacup. Draw takes place on Weds 31st July. Could you be the winner of £500? Got to be in it to win it!
In June, The Friends Group at Rossendale Hospice organised a Curry night at Anar Kali Restaurant. The evening was enjoyed by over 60 people and has raised a fantastic £621.20 for the Hospice. Thank you to the Friends and everyone who came to support the event.
As a result of the Rossendale Round Table closing, we were delighted to be invited to the last Spice Night held at Ashoka. Here, the Hospice were presented with a cheque for £1000 which we are incredibly grateful for.
Thank you for all your fundraising efforts over the years and we wish you all the very best.
Just two weeks left to book your appointment and take advantage of the Make A Will Month. 100% of the fee does direct to Rossendale Hospice. Make your appointment today by calling Hayden Solicitors on 01706 253633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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