Time to remember at the Hospice’s Trees
Alice House Hospice’s Trees of Remembrance stall is back in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in the run up to Christmas.
Alice House’s annual Trees of Remembrance stall invites visitors to the centre to make a donation and place a bauble and Christmas message on one of their trees, in tribute to a lost loved one. The stall also sells Hospice calendars along with other merchandise.
“I’d also like to thank all of our generous supporters and volunteers who continue to make the Trees of Remembrance such a great success, year after year.”
Janice Forbes, Community Fundraiser
The Stall is running from Tuesday 21 November every Monday to Saturday until 22 December and is staffed entirely by volunteers. This year the stall will be located in the middle of the aisle between Specsavers and Costa Coffee. Specsavers in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre have kindly sponsored this flagship Christmas fundraising initiative as part of an ongoing partnership.
Specsavers are long term supporters of the Hospice, having collaborated on a number of projects over the years, as well as supporting in a variety of other ways including sponsorship, advertising and more.
Store manager Ian Walker said“We’re proud to support the Hospice and play our part in the wonderful work it does for our community. It’s such a vital service and as part of our continued Corporate Partnership, it is our pleasure to sponsor this year’s Trees of Remembrance.”
The Hospice’s Community Fundraiser Janice Forbes added “We’re so grateful to Specsavers for sponsoring this event. Thanks also go to the following who have sponsored a tree; Twenty 3 Taxis, Darlington Building Society, Clarks, F Shotton & W A Smith Insurance Brokers. This ensures that costs incurred by the project are met, meaning that all donations can be used to directly fund patient care. “I’d also like to thank all of our generous supporters and volunteers who continue to make the Trees of Remembrance such a great success, year after year.”