Lindsey Lodge launches Christmas Care Appeal

Lindsey Lodge launches Christmas Care Appeal

Lindsey Lodge launches Christmas Care Appeal

Scunthorpe based charity Lindsey Lodge hospice has launched an appeal to North Lincolnshire residents for support over the festive period.

The news follows a very difficult year, where many fund-raising activities had to be axed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Unfortunately, Lindsey Lodge has also had to cancel many of its traditional Christmas events.

The hospice has now launched its #weneedyou Christmas Care Appeal to enable local people to provide much-needed support from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Lindsey Lodge Senior Manager for Income Generation Tom Moody said:

“Christmas is traditionally a time when we are able to provide fun activities to get people in the festive mood whilst also generating income for the hospice.

“However, this year due to Covid-19, nearly everything has had to be put on hold and we are facing a glaring gap in our proposed income.

“Our Christmas Care appeal provides a number of ways for people to still get involved – whether it’s buying a real Christmas tree from Lindsey Lodge, playing our Superdraw or simply shopping at one of our stores.

“Every penny really does make a difference.

“As well as providing vital end of life care, we’re now delivering a variety of innovative services and interventions, which provide much-needed support to people living with life limiting conditions in the community. So it’s more important than ever that we continue to survive this difficult time.

“We’re extremely overwhelmed and grateful for the support that we’ve received from the local community so far this year and really do hope that people will get behind our Christmas Care Appeal.”

The hospice, which celebrated its 28-year-old anniversary this year, has seen a 98% rise in the number of admissions to its vital Inpatient palliative care services in the last five years.

Lindsey Lodge also recently announced that its ‘Light up a Life’ celebration – a memorial of lost loved ones – is set to go ahead despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

People across North Lincolnshire are being invited remember a lost loved one via the service which will be held virtually on Friday 4 December.

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