Big Bucket Collection Surpasses Total!
Southern Area Hospice Services are delighted to now reveal the fundraising total from their Big Bucket Campaign which took place on Friday 25th March.
A total of 159 volunteers came out in force on 25th March across towns & villages in the Southern Trust Area in the aim to raise £30,000. As a result of the overwhelming support from communities we are delighted to announce a staggering £40,126 was raised on the day.
A number of various collections took place in Armagh, Banbridge. Lurgan, Portadown, Camlough, Crossmaglen, Dungannon, Moy, Kilkeel, Newry, Rathfriland, Rostrevor, and Warrenpoint...with the total exceeding it’s original £30,000 aim.
We would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers for donating their valuable time to collect on our behalf. A big thank you to all the kind shop managers & community champions for allowing us into their store for the day. The Hospice would like to sincerely thank all the local schools that got involved by running a fundraising event and for allowing their pupils to come out to collect, aswell as the businesses and clubs that got involved to collect or made a generous donation. Lastly, a big thank you to all those who very generously donated to the Big Bucket Collection, including online donations.
The Hospice wholeheartedly wish to thank every single person who helped to make the collection a 'Big' success. As a result, these vital funds will go towards providing the specialist palliative care and support to local people and their families living in the Southern Trust Area.
Please find a Fundraising breakdown of the regional areas, not including the extra support received from buisessnes, schools, clubs, community groups and private shop collections.
Newry and Mourne Area (to include Kilkeel, Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Crossmaglen, Camlough, Bessbrook & Rathfriland): £18,096.63