On Wednesday March 2nd, Rossendale Hospice held a ‘Leaf Evening’ to say thankyou to all those individuals and organisations who had made donations exceeding £1,000 to the Hospice. Such donations were recorded on a ‘tree’ in the Hospice reception where the donor’s name is inscribed on a ‘leaf’ of the tree.
As a result of a donation to the Hospice from the Freemasons Grand Charity, presented in 2015 by the Bury District, an invitation was extended to the Bury District Chairman, WBro Steve Barton, to attend the leaf evening. As Steve was not able to attend, the Bury District Charity Steward, WBro Steve Holland, accompanied by District Secretary, WBro Gerry Russell, represented the District.
Fundraising Manager for the Hospice, Sam Morris, welcomed and thanked all the donors and gave an insight into the work of the Hospice before introducing the Chairman of the Hospice, Geoff Summers, who spoke about the funding of the Hospice.
Guests were able to take a tour of the Hospice as well as viewing a DVD about the Hospice. The volunteer staff had arranged a buffet supper which was enjoyed by all.
Our Leaf on the Tree
WBros Steve Holland & Gerry Russell