What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?
1st October 2013
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Bolton Hospice provides 24 hour care to patients suffering from life threatening diseases and their families. They are committed to high quality care free of charge, as either the Hospice at Home service, on their inpatient unit or as part of their wide range of support services.

The 12th October is always World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and is organised by the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance. It wants to recognise how important the care that Bolton Hospice and others like it provide to those people who are suffering from a long term illness and their loved ones who take care of them too. Over 70 countries across the world take part in the day.

It costs £400 an hour to run Bolton Hospice and Bolton Hospice have to fundraise the first £300 of that themselves. They hold events throughout the year to raise funds, like the midnight memories walk, bakeathon and ladies lunch, Last year was the very first Strictly Learn to Dance competition where 11 couples learned to dance in just 11 weeks with the aid of training from Sandhams Dance Studio.

John and Paula Hynes of Copy Print Services, who sell high quality photocopiers, printers and more, won the Strictly Learn to Dance Competition in 2013 and this event is going to return in 2014. Bolton Hospice are looking for 12 women and women, who don’t need to have any dance experience to join in training sessions from Monday 20th January. If you come on your own you’ll be matched with a partner, or come along as a couple if you prefer, then in 10 weeks you’ll be transformed into a professional dancer.

The Hospice does ask you raise £400 in sponsorship before you go head to head against your competitors on Saturday 5th April at the De Vere Whites Hotel, Reebok Stadium. If you want to get involved get in touch with Sally Wilson at Bolton Hospice on 01204 663055.

To find out more about Bolton Hospice, visit their feature page or phone 01204 663066. 

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