Hospice is our chosen charity

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THE Worksop Guardian is proud to announce that our adopted charity of the year for 2011 is Bassetlaw Hospice.

The hospice, based at Cedar House on North Road, Retford, is a cause dear to the hearts of people in Bassetlaw.

Over the years we’ve heard from hundreds of Bassetlaw residents who have raised thousands of pounds for the hospice in imaginative ways.

And we hope many more of you will dig deep in 2011 to support this vital service.

Bassetlaw Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people in Bassetlaw, enabling patients with progressive life-limiting diseases - and their carers - to achieve the best quality of life.

It costs £250,000 a year to run the hospice. This covers the running costs of the building and also complimentary services and facilities, including therapists and patient transport.

To cover these costs the hospice charity holds events throughout the year and also runs the Worksop and Retford charity shops.

“We have always had excellent support from the local community,” said charity administrator Ian Hall.

“It is local donations that built the hospice in 1994 and it is through the community’s continued support that the service continues to this day.”

“Everyone here at the hospice is delighted that we have been chosen as the charity of the year by the Guardian.”

“We hope that with your support we can feature some of our fund raising events and give your readers an insight into the work of the hospice, the dedication of our volunteers and the support we give to patients and their families in Bassetlaw.”

Are you raising funds for the hospice? Call us on 01909 500500 or email newsroom@worksop-guardian.co.uk