Penny Appeal 2021

Schools help make every moment count for Rossendale Hospice                   

From pennies, to pounds, to people: Pupils from over thirty Valley schools have been saving their pennies since the end of September all in support of Rossendale Hospice and their annual ‘Inter-School Penny Appeal’.

Pennies have been saved in their ‘Penny Boxes’ featuring new mascot, Penny the Pig and between them the schools have raised a wonderful £5,257.66!

The Challenge has been running for over 15 years and has raised in the region of £60,000 for the Hospice, all of which goes towards supporting Rossendale residents with life limiting conditions, often in their homes.

This year the winning high school is yet again, Haslingden High making this their eighth years in a row to bring in the highest amount. Northern County Primary in Bacup won in their category and the winning preschool/ nursery was Bacup Nursery School.

The winning schools have received a special Penny Appeal certificate to congratulate their efforts and each participating school have received a certificate of appreciation.

Fundraiser Joanna Williams said: “It’s wonderful to see schools engaging with our Penny Appeal year after year and so generously giving their own spare change to help people in their community. Seeing our younger residents getting involved with fundraising for Rossendale Hospice fills us with appreciation and hope for the future.

The Hospice couldn’t continue to run things like its ‘Hospice at Home’ service, or ‘Wellness Centre’ for day patients without the highly trained care team, the many volunteers who help to keep day to day running of the Hospice going, or ultimately our wonderful fundraisers, so thank you to each and every one of them”