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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
NORI HR are doing an amazing fundraising campaign this year by running 12 different chairty events in 12 months all in aid of 12 handpicked local charities and we are very proud tro say we are one of the 12.
Events from Big Fat Quizzes, Sky Dives and Hikes to a huge corporate Charity ball are all on their list for the year.
ANNUAL LADIES’ CHRISTMAS PARTY RAISES THOUSANDS FOR HOSPICE
Nino’s Restaurant, Rawtenstall played host to over 170 of Rossendale’s Ladies last week for a Christmas Fundraiser all in aid of Rossendale Hospice.
The event was organised by the Special Events Committee, a group of fantastic volunteers who dedicated the past few months to liaising with local businesses to source spectacular donations to the auction and raffle which ultimately raised £19,127 on the day.
The festivities got off to a thought provoking start with Hazel Holland, who talked about her personal journey with cancer as a reminder of why the Hospice is such an important community service and why raising money for it is so vital.
Post lunch the fundraising began in earnest with compere Joe Casserley keeping up with the bidding frenzy for lots such as holidays in Tenerife and Wales, A Day at the Races, gym memberships from new gym, Thrive and a bespoke garden design from Simon Nuttall at NuttHutt.
One of the most sought after lots however were the VIP tickets to see Adele live at Hyde Park next year, kindly donated by Georgina Nuttall which went for a whopping £2100!
Guests were rewarded for their generosity with music from Callum Spencer and an afternoon of table service from the staff at Ninos.
Clare Richards, Head of Fundraising said “This event is always a great success thanks to the support of the ladies of the Special Events Committee and the local businesses who so graciously donate high value items to raise money for the Hospice. A special thanks to supporting businesses such as CFH Design who provided design and print materials, which allows for more funds to go directly on funding patient services. A huge thanks to the ladies for attending this event and helping raise so much money which will allow us to continue to make such a positive difference to people’s lives.”
Our Special Events Committee (LtoR)– Sarah Makin, Danielle Harrison, Rachel Hall, Louise Smith, Mel Fourie
We are so honoured that all our hard work over the past 12 months has been recognised with this fantastic award. Thank you so much to the judging panel at Rossendale Business Awards for selecting us as the winners of Best Not-for-profit.
We don’t do what we do for the awards but it is lovely to know our work is appreciated in the Rossendale Community and we accept it on behalf of every single person who helps make the Hospice the wonderful organisation it is, from the nurses and fundraisers to the office staff, the cleaners and of course our invaluable volunteers.
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated in all categories, especially our fellow charitable nominees. Keep doing what you do.
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”
Listen to the views of some of our patients and hear about what the Hospice needs to provide our services.