Thanks to the local community, over the past few months St Wilfrid’s Hospice has made incredible progress towards its target to build a new hospice in Bosham.
Earlier this month, The F G Woodger Trust confirmed a further grant, bringing their overall donation to the DreamBuilding appeal to an amazing £1million. Soon after, everyone at the hospice welcomed news that the trustees of The H. B. Allen Charitable Trust had chosen to award a grant of £500,000 to the appeal, one of the trust’s final grants as it winds up this year.
Chief executive Alison Moorey said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Trustees of both The F G Woodger Trust and The H. B. Allen Charitable Trust for their overwhelming generosity.
“These grants have made a significant contribution to our appeal and brought our remaining fundraising target to just under £1 million.”
Chairman of trustees, Angela Wormald, added: “The support of these two charitable trusts comes at a crucial time for us, as we have just four months to go to meet our target.
“I would like to thank them, on behalf of our trustees, for endorsing our appeal so generously.”
St Wilfrid’s Hospice started the journey to create a new, modern hospice in 2015 with a search for a suitable new site.
Great progress has been made on the construction of the new hospice, and staff and volunteers are looking forward to being ready to open the doors to patients next spring.
The hospice launched its fundraising appeal – DreamBuilding – in 2017 and now has just four months to raise the final £954,000.
Everyone at St Wilfrid’s is calling upon individuals and local businesses to get behind their local hospice and help create this dream.