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Willow Wood highlights how you can help!
Posted: Monday 17th February 2020 at 09:16
Categories: Ashton- Tameside News

Willow Wood cares for thousands of local people throughout the year, but couldn’t maintain and develop that care without support from our community.  That support comes in many ways: fundraising, volunteering and of course financial, but have you ever thought how you could help Willow Wood if you have just seconds or minutes to spare?
If you’re on social media please take the time to follow them on Facebook (@WillowWoodH) and twitter (@willowwoodh).  By sharing their posts, you are helping us reach people who may not know about the life-enhancing services they offer or who may well want to join with some of their fundraising activities.  It’s such an easy and simple thing to do, but can make a real difference to the lives of so many.
If you’ve got 20 minutes or so to spare, they would be very grateful if you could have a clear-out and bag or box up any clothes that no longer fit, curtains or ornaments that don’t match your new décor or books that you’ve already read.  The next time you’re passing your local Hospice shop or their distribution centre just drop them in so they can be sold to raise vital funds.  And if you’ve good quality furniture you no longer want, or too many bags and boxes for you to manage they can even arrange a collection.  Just ring 0161 330 7445 between 9-4pm Monday to Saturday.
Did you know that your employer may be able to match the funds you have raised for Willow Wood, effectively doubling your money?  Willow Wood day patient Lorraine took part in the Midnight Wander last September and this month her employers, the Halifax Building Society, doubled the £500 she’d raised in sponsorship meaning that she could present Willow Wood with a cheque for £1,000! 

It really is surprising how many ways there are to help your local community – why not visit and see just how easily you can make a difference.