Our appeal reaches the £7m mark!
We are delighted to share that a significant donation from Norfolk County Council has helped us exceed the next milestone in our fundraising campaign!
Norfolk County Council have donated £1/4 million to our £12.5 million appeal to build the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice, a 24-bed specialist facility to be located adjacent to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Andrew Proctor, Leader Norfolk County Council said, “On behalf of the County Council, I am delighted that we have been able to support this important appeal with a grant from our Social Infrastructure Fund. We recognise the long-term benefit that the hospice will provide to the people of Norfolk”.
This donation is a very welcome boost to the recently launched phase of our fundraising campaign, ‘£3 to Break Ground’, which aims to take us to the next milestone of £8 million.
Our CEO, Mark Nicholas, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with this incredible donation from Norfolk County Council. It gets us ever closer to the £8 million threshold, which will allow us to start building the new hospice in the Summer of 2021.
We are asking every adult in Norfolk and Waveney to donate £3.00 to help achieve £8 million and beyond. We have already had tremendous support from across Norfolk, Waveney and other parts of the country. Family members and friends whose loved ones have received care at the existing Priscilla Bacon Lodge can recognise the urgent need for a new hospice.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused 2.5 million patients from across the country to miss appointments and treatments for cancers and other life-limiting illnesses, and the consequences will be felt for years to come. With only 16 specialist care beds for a population of over 1 million, the need for the new hospice is now even more desperate.
Every donation makes a difference to this appeal, and the sooner we can break ground, the sooner we can build the new hospice to provide specialist care and support to the people of Norfolk and Waveney.”
If you would like to support our campaign, it’s very simple to donate at: www.justgiving.com/campaign/3pounds Thank you!