Give Care not Cards this Christmas with Katharine House Hospice

Katie Russell & James Wallbank, Pickering and Butters Solicitors

Katharine House Hospice has launched its Christmas “Give Care Not Cards” appeal to businesses and the local community.

The appeal enables employees and community groups to leave Christmas greetings on a festive poster and make a small donation rather than sending individual Christmas cards. The poster saves on the cost and wastage of Christmas cards for colleagues, family and friends – whilst helping to provide free care for local people.

The appeal is once again very kindly sponsored by Pickering and Butters Solicitors who have supported this appeal for 8 years. Their generous sponsorship helps to cover the costs ensuring as much money as possible raised goes directly to patients care.

Corporate Fundraiser Holly Addison said;

“As much as we all love to receive Christmas greetings from our friends and colleagues at work, we can often run out of space on our desk and the cards we receive more often than not end up getting thrown away after the festivities are over.

We are asking people to save time, waste and wrist ache to help us to provide care for our patients and their families over the Christmas period.

After all, there is no greater gift than helping a vital charity like Katharine House Hospice. A card is just for Christmas but the benefits from supporting people in your community will continue long after the seasonal celebrations have come to an end!

We are delighted to continue to partner with Pickering and Butters as their support enable us to maximise the money raised”

James Wallbank, partner at Pickering & Butters said,

“We are very pleased to be able to continue to support the Hospice in sponsoring the Give Care Not Cards campaign. The Hospice plays such an important role in the local community and offers invaluable support to local families. We hope that through the campaign the Hospice can continue to raise vital funds to continue its hard work.”

You can order the free festive poster by calling the fundraising team on 01785 270808.

Katharine House Hospice provides free care and support for adults and their families across Mid-Staffordshire coping with a progressive illness. It relies upon the generosity of the local community to help generate 2/3rds of funds needed to run its range of vital services.