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 Caren 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
Six Valley schools raised a record amount for Rossendale Hospice in an entrepreneurial challenge.
The event, jointly organised by Rossendale Hospice supported by the Hospice’s Corporate Ambassadors Group and Alder Grange School, is in its 4th year and has so far raised over £29,400. The six schools raised a combined total of £8,915 in this year’s ‘Youth Enterprise Challenge’.
The contest, launched in October last year, lasted 16 weeks and saw Year 10 teams from Alder Grange, All Saints, Fearns, Whitworth High, Haslingden High and Tor View schools, all come up with enterprising initiatives to generate as much income as possible to be donated to the hospice.
The ‘Celebration Event’ took place at Alder Grange School, where all the teams presented their results to the panel of judges. They were judged on 7 award categories; Most Profit Raised, Most Money Raised Per Pupil, Most Innovative Idea, Greatest Community Involvement, Best Presentation and Reporting, Special Recognition Award, and the Fundraisers Praise Award.
17 members of staff from Irwell Medical Practice have set themselves the challenge of completing the Gung-Ho challenge on the 29th June. They have chosen to support Rossendale Hospice and the money they raise will be donated to the Hospice. If you wish to read more about their story or wish to show them support please visit their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/irwellmedicalpractice
Rossendale businesses raise thousands to celebrate Hospice’s anniversary
A group of Rossendale businesses successfully raised over £5,680 for Rossendale Hospice to mark its thirtieth anniversary. This year Rossendale Hospice is celebrating 30 years of providing specialist care to patients, and their families, with life-limiting conditions. To commemorate the anniversary the hospice worked with the Rossendale Hospice Corporate Ambassadors Group and invited local companies to get involved in its inaugural Business Challenge. As well as competing for the most funds raised, the businesses were competing for five other award categories.
The Business Challenge, which launched earlier this year, was sponsored by local accountants and business advisers Cassons, part of the Baldwins Group, which has supported the charity for the past four years. The Business Challenge Awards ceremony was kindly hosted by Valley at Work as part of the Rossendale Business Awards. Firms who pledged to take part in the Business Challenge were given a £50 investment fund and 10 weeks to raise as much money as they could for the hospice, using their entrepreneurial and team building skills.
The results of the Rossendale Hospice Business Challenge were announced at the Rossendale Business Awards on Wednesday 14 November.
The winners were
• Snapper & Hack, also known as Liz Henson Photography and Catherine Smyth Media,
won the Rossendale Free Press Award which was the official Rossendale Business award for engagement in CSR
• Rossendales Ltd won the Investment Champion category for the most amount raised
• Snapper & Hack won the #RossHospice Award, sponsored by Big Tank Promotions, for their use of social media
• Chic Boutique Travel won the the Innovator Award, sponsored by Keenan’s Estate Agent because of the innovative use of travel themed fundraising events
• HD Signs won the Community Conqueror Award because of the way they used their wider contacts and networks to raise funds, including a raffle
• Ivory Beau won the Tiny but Mighty Business Award which went to sole trader Jodie Bulling who used her customers, friends and family to raise as much as she could.
Thanks again to the businesses who took park in the Business Challenge, and thanks to every person who bought raffle tickets and cakes, dressed down and attended events to raise money for the hospice.
** BOOGIE NIGHT EVENT CANCELLED ** due to unforeseen circumstances our Boogie Night event scheduled to be held tomorrow night has been cancelled. We send our sincere apologies to all who supported the event and bought costumes and tickets.
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.
Listen to the views of some of our patients and hear about what the Hospice needs to provide our services.