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Charity Fundraiser Leads to More Support for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice

After our very own Ange Hopwood experienced first hand, the level of dedicated care and support provided by the Douglas Macmillan Hospice to her mother-in-law, Margaret Hopwood, in the last few weeks of her life, she felt compelled to set about raising much needed funds for the charity to help them continue with their vital work. Margaret died in March this year, following a four-year battle with cancer.

Having set herself the goal of raising £100, Ange set about organising an event at Meir Park Community Centre, on what would have been Margaret’s 70th birthday. With the help of friends and family who baked cakes to sell and local businesses who donated prizes for a raffle, Ange managed to smash her goal by raising £800.

Ange added: “Margaret always said that she wanted to throw a big party for her birthday, so I thought it would be a fitting tribute to hold a fund raising event in her memory. I’m incredibly grateful for the care that Margaret received from the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the support that they provided to our family. It’s great for me to be able to give something back to them.”

To support Ange’s efforts, the Strategi Solutions Group have now confirmed the Douglas Macmillan Hospice as one of our chosen charities for the next 12 months, with lots of fund raising activity already planned.

Lyn Rowe, Strategi Solutions Group Director of Sales and Marketing, added: “We are all incredibly proud of Ange, she is a real inspiration to us all. We already have a great relationship with the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and it’s such a worthwhile local charity for us to get behind and support. We are looking forward to taking part in lots of fun fund raising activities for all the team to get involved in.”

Vicki Fenton, Supporter Hub Co-ordinator for the Dougie Mac commented: “We would like to thank Ange for raising this fantastic sum of money from a cake sale for the Dougie Mac. The Dougie Mac needs to raise in excess of £12million each year to maintain the care we currently give to people with a life limiting illness from North Staffordshire and surrounding areas and so we are very grateful for the support we have received from Ange on this occasion.”