Will you be a Blue Tin Hero for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice?

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice needs your help – in the shape of Blue Tin Heroes – to round up tins, deliver them to Thorpe Hall in Longthorpe and to distribute empty tins around the region.

Every year thousands of people across the region choose to pop loose change into charity collection boxes in pubs, shops and community hubs rather than weigh down purses and pockets. What might only be a few pennies to each individual adds up for the charity.

Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough receives, on average, £706 every month from collection tins. That’s enough to pay for a hospice nurse for more than five days.

Community fundraising officer Sharon Baker has the task of co-ordinating Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice collection tins. She said: “We are really grateful to all the venues across the region which have one of our collection tins – the contents really do add up to make a difference here at Thorpe Hall. Now we need volunteers who are willing to use their community connections and knowledge to pick up full tins, distribute empty ones to venues which already support us and identify places which might like to have one of our collection tins at the till, on the counter or on the bar.”

Husband and wife Elaine and John Rignall have already signed up as Blue Tin Heroes covering the area near their home in Stanground, Peterborough.

Elaine said: “John and I are often out visiting friends and going places so it’s no bother for us to stop off on the way and pick up a couple of collection tins and give out some empty ones. It’s our way of doing something to help our local hospice.”

The team at Thorpe Hall Hospice are particularly seeking Blue Tin Heroes in Stamford, Market Deeping and the surrounding villages and would love your help.

To find out more about becoming a Blue Tin Hero please call 01733 225999 or email Thorpe.fundraising@sueryder.org.

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