As 2015 was St Peter & St James Hospice’s 40th anniversary, the Hospice had been celebrating the year with a special appeal. There was an exciting calendar of events throughout the year and the Hospice launched a special anniversary appeal to help support the vital services it provides to the community. All at St Peter & St James would like to thank those who have donated so generously to the appeal, which has raised £37,595.

The Hospice would like to thank everyone who has contributed in any way during the 40th anniversary year – through donating, fundraising, volunteering or providing services. As St Peter & St James makes plans for more exciting activities for 2016, it is hoped that all the supporters will continue contributing in any way in making a series of successful events throughout the year.

St Peter & St James is the Sussex hospice caring for patients in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Uckfield and surrounding villages. With a population of 200,000, if every person in the catchment area gave just £1 a month this would nearly cover the running costs. All the Hospice services are free of charge to patients and loved ones and St Peter & St James relies on its local community for 86% of its funds, as just 14% comes from the Government.

Peter Boyse, Chairman of St Peter & St James Hospice, said, “Our 40th anniversary appeal has been warmly received and, thanks to the incredible generosity of our local community, we have raised £37,595 from the appeal alone. I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to get involved with the events we have planned for 2016 because we really need the support in order that we can continue providing our vital services free of charge to our local community. In fact, we help one in six families in our catchment area, so have a big impact on our local community and anyone wishing to donate can still do so on our website.”