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Christmas trees in the grounds at Wigan and Leigh Hospice

Sponsors wanted to bring Christmas cheer to hospice patients

by gemmamelling

Patients will once again be able to see sparkling Christmas Trees from their rooms at Wigan and Leigh Hospice over the festive season.

The hospice is holding the ‘5,000 Lights’ project to fill their gardens with Christmas Trees covered in glittering lights.

Local people and businesses are invited to sponsor one of the trees and give the gift of Christmas to patients living with incurable illnesses.

All 14 bedrooms on the Inpatient Unit have windows looking out onto the gardens meaning that every patient will be able to see the Christmas trees.

Sue Callaghan, a Healthcare Assistant on the Inpatient Unit at the hospice, said: “The grounds looked so beautiful last year filled with twinkling lights. The patients had a tree outside every bedroom and they looked beautiful, I don’t think one patient didn’t comment on how lovely they looked.

“I think things like this are really important: it could be someone’s last Christmas so we should make it special and make it look like Christmas. I’ve been here 20 years and some Christmases have been very sad but this brings a little magic.”

The lights will be switched on on the evening of 28 November and will be on until January 5.

How can I or my business sponsor a tree?

Sponsorship is £200 per tree.

To buy a Christmas Tree contact the hospice on 01942 525566 or email: fundraising@wlh.org.uk.

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