Fundraising fever swept the city last week as communities, schools, businesses and individuals supported the YEP’s Hospice Half Hour campaign for the city’s two hospices.
The campaign aimed to boost our long-running Half and Half Appeal which has so far raised £2.8m for St Gemma’s and Sue Ryder Wheatfields hospices.
We’re on a mission to try and top a target of £3m and thanks to your support for Hospice Half Hour, our total so far has been given a major boost.
Money is still being counted but early estimations show hundreds of pounds have been raised throughout last week - which will go directly to support the vital work of both hospices .
Nicola Furbisher, the YEP’s managing editor said: “Thanks to everyone who spared 30 minutes to support Hospice Half Hour. We’ve been overwhelmed by the creative ways used to raise money for our appeal and we can’t thank you enough.
“Our campaign has shown it doesn’t take long to raise money for a good cause, so don’t let the fundraising stop here. The city’s hospices rely on donations to continue their incredible work - and every penny counts.”
Fundraisers can now donate online: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/YEPHalfandHalfAppeal.
***Roll of honour:
Moortown Primary School;
Little People nursery in Bramley;
Woodlesford Primary School;
Hugh Gaitskell Primary School;
Calverley Parkside School;
Morrisons stores across Leeds;
Sian Howells and Amber and Cerys;
Deloitte Yorkshire and the North East;
South Leeds Academy;