Cheshire-based charity, the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, is delighted to announce that after the success of their first virtual auction, they will be holding a second one on Thursday 19th November 2020!

Local people and businesses have been generously donating lots to be auctioned off in order to help support the #SaveYourHospice appeal. 

Samantha Eastwood, Community Fundraiser, said: “We’re so happy to be running this event again as the first auction raised thousands for the Hospice.”

She continued: “With new lockdown measures lasting throughout November, our Hospice is still facing a financial crisis and this is one way we are utilising online tools to raise money to allow us to continue to provide direct care to our patients and their families.”

“If you would like to donate items to our Auction, please get in touch on 01244 851 881 or email samantha.eastwood@hospicegs.com! Last time we had an iPad, romantic getaways, family days out, afternoon tea, luxury champagne, pamper packages and more!”

The event is being held on Thursday 19th November 2020 at 8pm through Facebook live. Click here to register for the event

If you are unable to attend or do not have Facebook, please email your maximum bid to samantha.eastwood@hospicegs.com for each auction lot. 

For the full list of auction lots, visit www.hospicegs.com/virtual-auction 

The Hospice provides entirely free care to the most vulnerable and is currently in an urgent #SaveYourHospice appeal due to funding being hit as a result of Coronavirus.

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is based in Chester, and serves the communities of West Cheshire, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Deeside and the surrounding areas, caring for patients with life-limiting conditions and supporting bereaved families.

Its dedicated team of staff and healthcare professionals aim to meet the unique physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of those with life-limiting conditions, and to help maintain their dignity. It provides specialist palliative care for people with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting conditions.

The Hospice offers physical, emotional and spiritual care for patients, as well as family support and bereavement services.

Less than 25% of its £4 million annual running costs comes from statutory sources, – the rest comes from fundraising, donations, events and corporate partnerships. It costs approximately £11,000 a day to run the Hospice.

So far, Hospice of the Good Shepherd has been raising money through virtual events such as quiz nights as well as their weekly lottery draw, where participants have the chance to win £1000 for a cost of just £1 per week. Though fundraising is particularly more difficult due to Government lockdown, they are still determined to keep their Hospice afloat.