The fundraising department has the momentous task of funding approximately two thirds of the running costs of the Hospice annually. To date, this has only been made possible with the fantastic continued support from our volunteers and the local community across the Southern Health Board region in assisting the fundraising team throughout the year.
According to research, approximately 1 in 3 people in Northern Ireland will develop cancer at some time in their lives and 1 in 4 will die from it. Within the SHSSB area 30 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each week.
In 2001 the Southern Area Hospice Services fundraising target was £1million that was £115 every single hour. With continuous increasing operating costs, we have an ambitious fundraising target for 2011 of £2.1 million. This breaks down to nearly £240 an hour that needs to be funded to enable the Southern Area Hospice Services to continue to provide specialist care to those who need it the most.
You can help greatly by donating money or a little of your time. For example:
Southern Area Hospice Services is very grateful for the continued support and hard work of the local community, volunteers and our sponsors.