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Cash flows into our Help Our Hospice bid in Hillington

The new Tapping House takes shape. The Hospice Chief Executive Richard Shaw gave a tour to Lynn News editor Nick Woodhead prior to the Lynn News appeal  to fully equip one of the bedrooms.

The new Tapping House takes shape. The Hospice Chief Executive Richard Shaw gave a tour to Lynn News editor Nick Woodhead prior to the Lynn News appeal to fully equip one of the bedrooms.

Cash is already starting to flow into the coffers of the £25,000 Lynn News Help Our Hospice Appeal thanks to the generosity of our readers.

On Friday we asked our readers, to help us equip one of the seven in-patient bedrooms at the new £3.4 million purpose-built hospice at Hillington which will provide a superb new facility for Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, which is at present based in Common Road, Snettisham.

Construction work at the new hospice is well under way and is due to be completed by March and our appeal aims to completely decorate and furnish one of the bedrooms providing all the necessary equipment and creating a homely feel.

On Friday, the hospice had already received calls of support from people who wished to make donations and cheques had arrived in yesterday’s postbag.

Community fundraiser Lindsey Atkin said: “We had a very positive response to the appeal and people are getting behind it. We know it’s a busy time of year, but we would ask that people take time out to support us.”

The hospice helps people with all kinds of life-limiting illnesses and is able to give those who look after them a much-needed break from their responsibilities.

The fundraising office at Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House is able to help you with your events, whether it’s advice you need or perhaps promotional material to get yourself and your efforts noticed.

Everyone who is taking part with a fundraising event, whether it’s an individual or a large business, will have the opportunity to publicise their event in the Lynn News free, and we’re happy to take pictures of your fundraiser, or receive ones you have taken yourself.

And as a way of thanks and recognition for your good deeds, everyone who takes part will receive a special Lynn News Help Our Hospice Appeal certificate to display in places such as offices, schools and meeting rooms.

If you are planning an event, please get in touch with hospice community fundraiser Lindsey Atkin, who will be able to offer advice if needed and provide promotional material.

She can be contacted by phoning 01485 542891 or sending an email to lindsey.atkin@norfolkhospice.org.uk

Please help us to Help Our Hospice so that we can all make a difference to those people who benefit from its good work.

Here’s how to make a donation to the Lynn News Help Our Hospice Appeal:

n Complete the Gift Aid form on this page and send a cheque to: The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, Common Road, Snettisham, King’s Lynn PE31 7PF.

n Make a donation by credit/debit card by calling the fundraising office on 01485 542891 and quote “Lynn News Appeal”.

nDonate by text. If you wanted, for example, to donate £10, then text LYNN25 £10 to 70070 (this works with all numerical values and the minimum amount is £2). This uses the JustTextGiving service by Vodafone and the amount will be shown on your service provider’s next bill.

n Via the website www.norfolkhospice.org.uk Click on the fundraising icon and the Lynn News Appeal will appear in a dropdown menu and more details about how to donate will appear.

Our appeal aims to provide:

n Bedroom, hoist –£4,000

n Bed – £5,000

n Specialist mattress – £3,000

n Sofa bed – £2,000

n Chairs – £500

n TV – £1,500

n Desk and chair – £2,000

n Bedside locker – £300

n Over bed table – £200

n Nurse call system – £500

n Oxygen – £500

n Decoration – £1,250

n En-suite facility – £2,000

n En-suite for assisted shower room – £2,250

 

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