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Pocklington Lions in aid of St Leonard's Hospice, York

About this Collection

The Pocklington Lions will be collecting Christmas trees in aid of St Leonard's Hospice and other local charities on the 5th and 6th January 2019 from the following postcodes:

YO42  YO43 3 and YO41 5

Don't miss out and register your tree by 1pm on the 4th January 2019.

They wish to give their special thanks to Langlands Garden Centre, Hunters Estate Agents, Harrison Tree Care for their practical help and support.

Pocklington District Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest non-governmental service based organisation comprising 1.4 million members belonging to over 45,000 Lion Clubs world wide. Their motto, “We Serve” exemplifies the dedication to helping those in need felt by all Lions.  The Pocklington Lions meet at 7.45pm on the second Monday of each month, except in December.  

If you would like further information about the collection or wish to volunteer to help, please contact Richard Knill on 07970 697317 or by email or Mark Irwin on 07946 206542 or by email

About the Hospice

St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses. They have an In-patient Unit, Sunflower Centre and Hospice@Home service. In this relaxed and friendly environment, every patient is recognised and treated as an individual. With their support patients are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life. Their care also extends to support families and loved ones.

In addition to a team of highly experienced doctors and nurses, they have specialists in a wide range of roles including complementary therapy, lymphoedema care, physiotherapy, social work, bereavement, occupational therapy and spiritual care.

Their care is free of charge to patients and their families but not free to provide. As a charity they rely heavily on the generosity of the public to raise over £5 million each year to run St Leonard's Hospice. This equates to £574 for every hour of every day. Although St Leonard’s does get some public funding the majority of the running costs have to be raised from donations and fundraising by the local community - businesses, groups and individuals. 

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