We are working on the ticket sales and will get this to you as soon as we can so please keep the date free – Friday 18th December 7.15 for 7.30 pm start on Zoom. In the meantime we have had some contact with the lovely people at Hope House who are so excited that we are doing this for them. We thought you may like to see what you would be supporting if you join the quiz, and we can’t think of a worthier cause right now.
Facts and figures from Hope House
1,948 children are living locally with a terminal illness right now. 3 of these families face the pain of their child dying every week in this area. We need to raise £6.5 million every year just to keep our hospice doors open, in Oswestry and Conwy. We are caring for families in and around Market Drayton and across Shropshire so any fundraising that takes place is truly going right back into the community.
As reported in the media charities are facing an uncertain future as donations plummet and fundraising events are cancelled.
Hope House Children’s Hospices are not immune to the impact of the pandemic. We are a local charity who help children and families at the most distressing time of their lives and in order to ensure that we can be here for everyone who needs us it is vital that our local community help in whatever way they can.
In spite of our loss of income of over £1 million in 2020 thanks to our shops being closed and events being cancelled, our highly skilled nurses are continuing to provide end of life and critical care at both hospices. There is no doubt that the children and families need the support of Hope House and Ty Gobaith more than ever. Our supporters are making it possible for us to continue with our vital work in the most difficult of times.
We are also now facing additional cost of providing PPE equipment for our nurses and families, from the FFP masks, to aprons to scrubs to additional staff required to meet social distancing requirements. In times of reduced income, these additional costs are tough to bear. For one child to have sufficient PPE for 10 days, it costs Hope House and Ty Gobaith £780.00.
Since 2002, your fundraising efforts in Adderley have raised £1,754.15 which is absolutely wonderful. We are so appreciative or every penny that comes through our doors.
Our Home page: https://www.hopehouse.org.uk/
Our Events page: https://www.hopehouse.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events
So please join us and help this wonderful cause by taking part in Quizmas and donating to Hope House