£500,000 community gift takes us over the halfway point!
We are delighted to bring you the news that our appeal to build the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice has been boosted by a donation of £500,000 from the Community of All Hallows in Ditchingham. This takes our fundraising total to £6.4 million and past the halfway point to our £12.5 million target.
Our CEO, Mark Nicholas, said, “This is a momentous development in our capital campaign, and we are delighted that the Community of All Hallows Trust have elected to help our appeal to transform the buildings and facilities that deliver specialist palliative and end-of-life care for the people of Norfolk and Waveney. Since launching the appeal in 2019, we have had a remarkable response from local people, and with this continued support we will raise the remaining amount so that we can provide care to more patients across our region.”
Revd Canon Andy Bryant, Chair for the Board of Trustees of the Community of All Hallows, said, “With the recent changes to the provision of healthcare on the All Hallows Hospital site, our Board wanted to support the Priscilla Bacon Hospice appeal, as the charity’s mission was most closely aligned with our remit to support the care and relief of persons who are sick. We are keen to play our part and help revolutionise the provision of hospice care in the region.”
One of the Community said, “We have been thoroughly blessed over the last 150 years with the use of this site, so we feel it is appropriate that our heritage of caring for those with incurable diseases will be continued for the people of Norfolk and Waveney through Priscilla Bacon Hospice.”
2020 is the critical year to progress our fundraising and hope remains to break ground for the new hospice during 2021, with a view to completing building by the end of 2022. This will enable more patients to benefit from the increased capacity of the new facilities sooner than had been originally planned.
Mark Nicholas, said, “This is a very significant donation, which has provided a vital impetus to the appeal. It also demonstrates that people across the county and beyond are backing this important campaign to build the new specialist care hospice for Norfolk. We are thrilled with this donation and we hope it will inspire others to support the appeal.”
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