The St Wilfrid’s Hospice DREAMBUILDING Fundraising Campaign is drawing to a close this week, with the move to the new state-of-the-art Hospice in Bosham taking place in early Summer.
The Campaign began in November 2015 with the target of generating the £16.2 million needed to fund the new state of the art facility, which will provide specialist care and support services, both on and off site, to meet the growing and changing needs of local people living with terminal illnesses.
St Wilfrid’s Chief Executive, Alison Moorey, said, “Whilst the building work is coming to an end, our work supporting the community with end of life care never does, so we urge everyone to remember we rely on the generosity of the community to fund our work to each and every year. Please consider a regular gift to St Wilfrid’s to help ensure our care is there for those who need it most for many more years to come."
A final fundraising event marking the official end of the DREAMBUILDING campaign was held at Goodwood House on Thursday March 7. The Dream Makers’ Ball was a sell-out VIP evening, which raised close to £60,000.
One of the most magical highlights of the Campaign, and the single most successful event in terms of money raised, was last summer’s Midsummer Night’s Dream Gala. With Boxgrove Priory as the backdrop, guests were transported into a woodland wonderland, and enjoyed an evening of music, dancing, food and entertainment. Over £100,000 was raised from ticket sales, auctions and a raffle.
Sarah Mansell, Capital Campaign Director for DREAMBUILDING said, “Everyone here at St Wilfrid’s wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the individual supporters, Trusts and Foundations, groups, businesses, local organisations, as well as Hospice Supporter Groups, volunteers and staff who have made this new chapter in the life of St Wilfrid’s possible”.
To find out how you can continue to support St Wilfrid’s deliver first class end of life care in the local community please call 01243 775302 or visit our regular gift page here.