Eric Lee's is a volunteer driver and volunteers at the Hospice one day a week. Eric used to attend Day Therapy and 'wanted to give something back'. Watch the two minute video above to listen to Eric's story.
We have just over 200 local people who volunteer their time and talents to Rossendale Hospice every year and we are always looking to recruit more volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks:
Hairdressing for Day Therapy patients
Whatever you have to offer, whenever you can offer, we can turn your time into a valuable contribution.
If you would like more information about volunteering your time to the Hospice please contact Admin Department on 01706 253633 Opt 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of benefits to volunteering at Rossendale Hospice:
Gaining valuable hands on experience in a healthcare/hospice setting
Making a positive difference to the lives of our patients and supporters
Making the most of your skills and experience to help others
Meeting new people and making new friends
Training and on-going support as necessary
Whatever your motivation you will feel part of our team and you will be playing your part in ensuring that we deliver the very best care to our patients and their families and friends
Betty Wright helps serve refreshments and lunch to patients. She also gets the opportunity to chat with patients and assist during activities. If you’d like to support our Day Therapy team on an adhoc basis, please get in touch
Hilary Martin meets and greets hospice visitors in reception and answers phone calls. We are currently seeking a volunteers to cover on an adhoc basis.
To drive patients to and from the hospice once a week, and to assist with any other driving duties in support of the hospice i.e. fundraising, collection of items for charity shops and trips out.
We have a range of volunteering opportunities in our three hospice shops located in Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Bacup. To find out more about volunteering in our shops, please contact Caron Cookson on 07767 298695 or email email@example.com.
The Befriending Coordinator is looking for volunteers with a few hours to spare on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at weekdays, weekends or evenings to provide some company for socially isolated people in Rossendale with long-term conditions.
To assist with promoting the Hospice’s work within the community, attending events and cheque presentations, manning Hospice stalls at events, raffle’s, tombola’s, and the local carnival each year. Assisting at collections held at various supermarkets. If you are a good organiser and like working for the local community and enjoy meeting people then this role is for you!
Friends of Rossendale Hospice Support Groups
The ‘Friends of the Hospice’ group organise their own fundraising events locally, and are supported by the Hospice fundraising team. Join our current Rawtenstall fundraising group who meet at the Hospice every two months to share ideas.
Penny Pinching Collecting Box Volunteer
By distributing our penny pinching boxes within Rossendale you will help us raise vital funds
Our 2018 Inter School Penny Challenge has started and finishes Thursday 1st November. Children from thirty seven nursery, primary and secondary schools across the valley will take part in the six week challenge to try and fill their penny pinching house with as much loose change as they can.
At the end of the challenge, an army of Hospice volunteers collect the returned boxes from the schools and count the monies received. The winning nursery, primary and secondary school categories will each be presented with a trophy to keep for the year.
Where there’s a Will, there’s a way to raise vital funds for a local charity, thanks to Rossendale-based law firm Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors. The firm is waiving its Will-writing fees in return for donations to Rossendale Hospice, in support of the charity’s annual Make a Will Fortnight. The initiative coincides with World Alzheimer’s Month in September, which also underscores the need to have an updated Will in place to reduce the risks presented by incapacity in later life. Make a Will Fortnight runs from September 10-21. To book an appointment contact Stephen Parr or Berin Jones at WHN’s Haslingden office on 01706 213356, Catherine Hamilton in Rawtenstall on 01706 225621, or June Higgins at the firm’s Bacup office on 01706 874487.
Woodcock Haworth & Nuttall law firm tee up 6.5k for Rossendale Hospice
Lancashire law firm Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors has bolstered the charity coffers of Rossendale Hospice by £6,500 after the success of its latest charity golf day.
The annual event, which WHN has been running for 11 years, saw 22 teams tee off at Rossendale Golf Club to complete 18 holes in aid of the hospice. WHN scooped the top spot to secure the winning team, closely followed by James Killelea & Co Ltd with 96 points, while the team from Peel Land & Property came in at third place.Golfers were treated to sunshine and picturesque views of the surrounding Pennines during their round of golf, before enjoying drinks and a meal afterwards. Prizes including a luxury make-up bag and credit card holder from Mulberry UK and a spa package at Mellor-based Stanley House Hotel and Spa were also raffled off to rack-up additional funds.
David McCann, senior partner at WHN Solicitors, said: “Over the last ten years we have handed over £47,000 to the hospice from fundraising at our golf day, so we’re thrilled to boost the funds with the latest donation.
“The staff at Rossendale Hospice do an amazing job so it’s a real pleasure to have been able to raise this money to support what they do. We’re committed to supporting the hospice and it’s something we’ll continue to do in the future.”
Our Business Challenge has now launched, this is open to all businesses in the Rossendale area, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for Rossendale Hospice.
Rossendale Hospice, celebrating its 30th year of providing support for people in Rossendale living with life limiting conditions, has launched the Rossendale Hospice Business Challenge which is sponsored by Cassons, part of the Baldwins Group and supported by Valley at Work. The aim of the Business Challenge is to raise funds for the hospice through the business community.From Monday 2nd July, we will be handing out £50 notes to companies who have registered to support Rossendale Hospice in our new Business Challenge event. We want the £50 investment to be spent wisely and used to make as much money as possible for the Hospice.
Businesses have 10 weeks from 2 July to raise as much money as they can, concluding on Monday 10 September when the funds raised will be counted. The amounts raised will be announced at the Rossendale Business Awards, organised by Valley at Work which takes place at The Riverside on Wednesday 14 November.
Les Nutter, Chair of the Rossendale Hospice Corporate Ambassadors Group and Cassons’ Managing Partner explained: “As a Group we have been very keen to interact with other businesses in Rossendale to show how we can work together to raise both the profile and much needed funds for Rossendale Hospice which does so much good for people within our community.
“We are delighted at the businesses who have signed up so far hope that more will do so in the coming days.”
During the 10 weeks of the Challenge there will be opportunity to network with other businesses taking part. You may want to host one of our networking meetings, if so, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as raising as much money as possible, the participating businesses will also be competing for 6 awards, all of which will be awarded on the night at the Rossendale Business Awards.
Rossendale Free Press Award – This is the official category within “Rossendale Business Awards” for Engagement in Corporate Social Responsibility and therefore comes under a separate judging process. Every business entering the Business Challenge will automatically be entered for this award.
Investment Champion - The business which raises the most amount of profit.
Tiny but Mighty Business - Micro-Businesses, sole traders or companies with less than 10 employees.
The Innovator - The company which uses unique or interesting ways to raise funds. Award sponsored by Keenans Sales and letting Agents.
The company which gets their ideas out into the community and help raise awareness of the Hospice to the people of Rossendale.
The #RossHospice Award
The business which excels with using social media as part of this challenge. This award is sponsored by Big Tank Video Productions.
Entries are still open for the Rossendale Hospice Business Challenge. If you would like to enter please contact Clare Richards, Head of Fundraising at Rossendale Hospice on 01706 253633 – option 3.
Listen to the views of some of our patients and hear about what the Hospice needs to provide our services.