Witch way now -Hanover staff raise £600 for Bolton Hospice
Published by Rob Ghosh for Hanover Housing Group in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Health
Housing staff from 11 retirement housing estates in Bolton owned by Hanover Housing Association were celebrating today as they polished their bed knobs and broomsticks and set off for a sponsored walk to raise money for the Bolton Hospice.
Dressed in witches and warlock costumes and armed with broom sticks seven housing staff set off on the Halloween Walk from Hind Street estate to Windsor Court estate, via Colenso Court; Egham Court; Olaf Court; Talbot Court; Rydal Court; Runnymede Court; Hanover Court – Greenbank Road; Smethurst Court and Maldwyn Avenue.
The fund raiser was part of a national campaign of charity events that Hanover, its staff and residents have been running to celebrate the housing association’s 50th anniversary.
Joanne Greenhalgh Regional Housing Manager, Hanover Housing Association said: “We were all very keen to help support the Bolton Hospice.
Each year the hospice helps improve the lives of people who have progressive life-limiting illness by helping them live as actively as they can until the end of their lives.
“It’s really great that we’ve been able to donate the proceeds from this sponsored walk to the hospice.
“Over the years I've seen how valuable their work is at very difficult times for individuals and their families.
On receiving the donation, Helen Cannell, Community Fundraising Assistant from Bolton Hospice said “Thank you for all of your time and effort spent organising your walk and fundraising for Bolton Hospice, I can assure you that your donation will be used most wisely to help us to continue providing specialist care and support to our patients.”