Awards to mark Hillington hospice milestone

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Two special fundraising awards have been launched by Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House which this year marks its 30th anniversary and is set to move from its Snettisham base to a new £3.4 million purpose-built facility at Hillington.

A Community Fundraising Award, which will take the form of a commemorative medal, will be given to all individual supporters or community organisations whose fundraising events raise £300 or more during 2014.

And a Corporate Fundraising Award will recognise businesses which raise £3,000 or more this year for the hospice. Qualifying businesses will be invited to an awards ceremony and will receive a plaque.

Hospice chief executive Richard Shaw said: “Although the majority of the initial costs for the new facility are in place, the running costs at the outset will be £2.7 million per annum, only 12 per cent of which comes from the NHS. We shall therefore remain highly dependent upon our community and individual supporters for income.”

Anniversary fundraising packs can be downloaded from or call the fundraising team on 01485 542891.

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