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Pocklington Lions in aid of St Leonard's Hospice

About this Collection

This is the first year the Pocklington Lions are collecting Christmas trees in aid of St Leonard's Hospice and other local charities.

We are collecting on the 6th and 7th January 2018.


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. Our motto, “We Serve” exemplifies the dedication to helping those in need felt by all Lions.  To find out more call or email us. We meet at 7.45pm on the second Monday of each month, except December.  

“Together we can make a difference”

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

After costs 80% of the monies raised will be donated to St Leonard's Hospice and 20% will be donated to Martin House and other local charities. 

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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