Here's how to get involved with Cransley Hospice's BIG Garden Party

Get fundraising over July ready for the August bank holiday weekend

By Phoebe Radford
Sunday, 14th June 2020, 7:00 am
Cransley Hospice needs to fundraise to keep running its services
Cransley Hospice needs to fundraise to keep running its services

Cransley Hospice is hosting a BIG Garden Party over the August bank holiday weekend to help raise funds for its charity funded end-of-life care.

The BIG Garden Party will be an opportunity to get together with close friends and family after being separated for the last few months due to strict lockdown rules.

With new rules allowing people to meet in groups of up to six outside, Cransley Hospice are asking for people to join their BIG Garden Party to help fundraise.

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Louise Preedy, community fundraising manager for Cransley Hospice, said: "It doesn't matter how big or small your garden is, or whether you are a keen gardener or not, it's all about getting involved, getting together with friends and family to make your BIG Garden Party a memorable occassion so that you remember the end of summer 2020 in a positive way and support for Cransley Hospice."

If you register on the Cransley website, you will receive a fundraising pack with a collection box in the post along with recipes, balloons, bunting and lots more ideas on how to host your garden party.

Cransley Hospice is a registered charity and needs to raise £1.4 million every year to make sure they can continue to deliver their outstanding care for patients living with life-limiting illness in north Northamptonshire.

Lockdown has meant the hospice has lost a lot of income as the charity shops have closed, community collections have stopped and many annual fundraising events have been cancelled.

The hospice has remained open and continues to provide palliative care to end-of-life patients.

If you'd like to find out more and register for the BIG Garden Party you can visit the website here or call 01536 452423.

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