As you may or may not know, Bury Hospice relies on the much needed support of individuals and organisations within our local community, to ensure its running.

We need to raise approximately £4million each year to provide our vital care and support services, however, the donations raised via the community form the bulk of our annual funding.

These funds come to us in several ways, including via our patron scheme.

The Bury Hospice patron scheme consists of a collection of individuals, groups and companies who commit to financially supporting us over a three-year period, raising funds within a set financial bandwidth each year.

The patrons’ donation’s help the hospice to provide the best care possible to people across Bury with life-limiting illnesses, as well as supporting family members, such as Yvonne Higginson.

Yvonne’s husband, Mark Higginson was a former patient on the Inpatient Unit before he passed away last July.

Yvonne said: “We have experienced first-hand that the support is immeasurable – not just for my husband but for my family too.

“My husband was given the best care and I received bereavement support and reflexology treatments.

“As a family, we appreciate everything that the hospice did for us.”

Patron donations, much like other financial support methods made to the hospice, positively impacts local lives in immense ways.

There are currently three patronage strands: Bronze (donation of £5,000-£9,999 per annum), Silver (donation of £10,000-£14,000 pa), and Gold (donation of £15,000 or over pa).

Each partner organisation is on its own journey according to the size of its annual donation, and each can move up a patronage level if their donations surpass the range of their existing strand.

We, at Bury hospice are hugely grateful to our patron partners who are constantly finding new ways of raising and donating funds in progressive support of our community.

To become a patron of Bury Hospice, get in touch with Nina Camplin, Corporate Fundraiser: or call: 0161 543 9683

To stay up to date with the latest patron and corporate news, head to:

Stay tuned for more details to come about the Bury Hospice 1000 Club.