Barnsley Hospice’s annual Light up a Life appeal has raised a staggering £30,000 in support of patient care.
The Light up a Life appeal ran throughout last year’s festive season, asking people to donate to the hospice and dedicate a light in memory of someone special. These lights adorned trees at Barnsley Hospice and St Mary’s Church and were lit in services attended by over 600 people.
The trees stayed lit from the beginning of December through to Twelfth Night – each light representing a loved one.
Isabel Hartland, Director of Finance and Income Generation at Barnsley Hospice, said: “Light up a Life is always one of the most poignant dates in our calendar, and we are so grateful to everyone who supported the appeal.
“We know times are difficult for many right now, so to have raised such a fantastic amount means more than ever.
“Events like this go a long way to helping us continue delivering our specialist care to the people of Barnsley, and we just want to say a big thank you once again to our supporters and corporate sponsors.
The hospice, based in Gawber, needs to raise £2.5 million each year to fund patient care and support for families. It relies entirely on fundraising and donations to achieve this amount. An additional £1.5m grant is provided by the NHS.
Please visit the events and fundraisers page to learn more about how you can raise funds for Barnsley Hospice.