The cost of providing this care is now more than £1 million a year – that is more than £18,000 a week – and we simply wouldn’t be able to run this vital service with the continuing support of the generous people of Blaenau Gwent, who help us in so many ways.
The Hospice has two fundraisers Helen Morgan and Kevin Davidge, and through the year they organise a series of fundraising events and appeals, and help support all the wonderful fundraising work that is done by the community in aid of the hospice.
Without this support from local people, there would undoubtedly be no Hospice of the Valleys – no one to care for the patients and families whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by life-limiting illness. By helping us, you also help support people at some of the most difficult times of their lives, and their families as well.
There are dozens of ways that you can support us – for just a few see below.
A contribution of just £2 a month is a small amount of money that will make a big difference to the Hospice of the Valleys. Please click HERE for a form, or they can be picked up at the Hospice office in Festival Drive, Ebbw Vale, or any of our charity shops. Your donation doesn’t have to be £2 a month of course – sign up for whatever amount you can afford to give.
Upgrading to a new telephone? By giving us your old mobile telephones you don’t use anymore, you can help us make money through recycling and you’ll be helping the environment at the same time. Call 01495 712936/7 for further information or drop your old phone into one of our charity shops or our Office in Festival Drive, Ebbw Vale.
We currently have over 300 collecting tins in shops, cafes and businesses in Blaenau Gwent and the surrounding areas. On average we raise £4k annually from collecting tins – so if you see a Hospice of the Valleys collecting tin remember every penny helps! If you can display a collecting tin for Hospice of the Valleys at your business, restaurant, pub etc, then please give us a call or email us and we will deliver one.
If you’re getting married, you’re probably considering getting wedding favours to give to your guests at the reception. Instead of just buying trinkets, why not make a donation to Hospice of the Valleys and we can create personalised favour cards which usually note that a donation to ourselves has been made on the guest’s behalf, which is a great way to help the Hospice on your special wedding day.
Or you could opt for a pin badge for your wedding guests, there are several designs to choose from, priced at £1 each. You can combine these with the personalised favour cards and your guests will get a memento of your day and the knowledge that you have supported a charity in their honour. For further information call 01495 717277.
Do you have a special birthday or anniversary coming up? Do you have everything you already need? Then why not ask guests to give a donation to Hospice of the Valleys in lieu of gifts and know that your special occasion will help Hospice of the Valleys continue its work here in Blaenau Gwent. For further information call 01495 717277.