Latest How you can help us in just seconds

Willow Wood cares for thousands of local people throughout the year, but couldn’t maintain and develop that care without support from our community.That support comes in many ways: fundraising, volunteering and of course financial, but have you ever thought how you could help Willow Wood if you have just seconds or minutes to spare?

If you’re on social media please take the time to follow us on Facebook (@WillowWoodH) and twitter (@willowwoodh).By sharing our posts, you are helping us reach people who may not know about the life-enhancing services we offer or who may well want to join with some of our fundraising activities.It’s such an easy and simple thing to do, but can make a real difference to the lives of so many.

If you’ve got 20 minutes or so to spare, we’d be very grateful if you could have a clear-out and bag or box up any clothes that no longer fit, curtains or ornaments that don’t match your new décor or books that you’ve already read.The next time you’re passing your local Hospice shop or our distribution centre just drop them in so they can be sold to raise vital funds.And if you’ve good quality furniture you no longer want, or too many bags and boxes for you to manage we can even arrange a collection.Just ring 0161 330 7445 between 9-4pm Monday to Saturday.

Of course, many people do raise funds for us, and we are very grateful for their fundraising efforts.But did you know that your employer may be able to match the funds you have raised, effectively doubling your money?Willow Wood day patient Lorraine took part in our Midnight Wander last September and this month her employers, the Halifax Building Society, doubled the £500 she’d raised in sponsorship meaning that she could present us with a cheque for £1,000!Our thanks to both Lorraine and the Halifax for their wonderful support.

If you are able to contribute financially it is surprising how a small, but regular gift can add up over the year.Just £3 could buy arts and crafts material for a child’s counselling through play session while £10 a month would, over the course of a year, pay for one hour’s medical care.Completing our regular giving donation form online takes just minutes but gives so much.

It really is surprising how many ways there are to help your local community – why not visit www.willowwood.info and see just how easily you can make a difference.

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