A donation of £100,000 by an anonymous donor to match fund the next £100,000 raised for Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, could boost the Help Our Hospice Appeal with Lynn News readers’ help.
News of the generous donation coincides with the Lynn News appeal passing its halfway point, with £12,575 of the £25,000 target raised, which will be used to completely equip and furnish one of the in-patient rooms at the new Hillington hospice.
Contributions to the Lynn News appeal can be match-funded, so a £5 gift becomes £10 for example, until the £100,000 figure has been reached, so we are urging our readers to dig deep and show their support.
The £100,000 will match all fundraising taking place now, so Lynn News readers supporting our appeal need to identify that the money is specifically for the Help Our Hospice funds.
Chief executive of the hospice Richard Shaw, said: “The donor is someone who lives in Norfolk who wishes to remain anonymous and is someone who knows us, but wanted to give others the incentive to raise money as well as make the gift.”
Mr Shaw was delighted that the appeal has reached its midway point. He said: “The first half of an appeal is always the most difficult because people need to build confidence. Now we are fitting out at the new hospice and people can see what’s happening and it’s going to make a big difference. We have had strong local support for something which is for all local people.”
The hospice has to vacate its premises in Common Road, Snettisham, by September 10 when all the services will be moving to Hillington, with full completion by the end of November.
“We will continue to support all our own patients, who will recieve continuous support and the Hospice at Home service will continue too,” said Mr Shaw.