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Personal stories

  • "We're a force to be reckoned with!" Read more
  • “I’ve worked hard all my life, I’m not going to give up now” Read more
  • "Things would be a huge struggle without the help the hospice gives us..." Read more
  • "I've got my mojo back. I'm living my life and it's thanks to the hospice." Read more
  • "It's taken the worst part of my life to meet the greatest friends I've known." Read more



Click to make a donation online now


There are many ways other ways you can offer support and celebrate the life and memory of family or a friend:

  • Donation in lieu of funeral flowers
    The hospice can provide collection envelopes and enable supporters to gift aid their donation. This can increase the value by over 25%. To request envelopes please email leanne.­green1@­eas­tla­nc­shos­pi­ce.­org.­uk  or call 01254 287012. Alternatively you can speak to your funeral director.

  • Make a regular gift
    A small regular gift allows us to make plans for the future to support our care and can be gift aided. Email sharon.­crymble@­eas­tla­nc­shos­pi­ce.­org.­uk or call the fundraising team on 01254 287010 for more information.

  • One-off donation
    You can make a donation to the Hospice simply by clicking here or you can send a cheque (made payable to 'East Lancashire Hospice') to the address below.

  • Leave a gift in your will
    A gift in your will enables the hospice to continue our special way of caring for local people. It could also have tax benefits. If your estate is liable for inheritance tax, you could reduce the amount due by choosing to give to your chosen charity.
    You can either leave a fixed sum, known as a 'Pecuniary Legacy' or part or all of your estate once the other gifts have been distributed, known as a 'Residuary Legacy'.
    For more information and to talk to someone in a private and confidential manner, please call the fundraising department on 01254 287010 or email sharon.­crymble@­eas­tla­nc­shos­pi­ce.­org.­uk

  • Collection boxes
    Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves so they say. Loose change collected in these boxes raised over £11,000 last year to care for our patients. Email leanne.­green1@­eas­tla­nc­shos­pi­ce.­org.­uk or call the fundraising team on 01254 287012 if you would like one of our collection boxes to save all your loose change for us.

Please post cheques (payable to 'East Lancashire Hospice') along with your information and details of what the donation is, for example, in memory, from a fundraising event or group and their details to:

Merton House
East Lancashire Hospice
Park Lee Road

Remember, your help really does make a difference to people's lives. Click here to read our patient stories.

  • Other items
    We also accept goods for our shops as well as used stamps and ink cartridges.
    Click here to find what you can donate to our hospice shops.
    Stamps and ink cartridges can be dropped off at the hospice reception on Park Lee Road between 9 and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. If you have a large amount and are unable to get them to us please call the fundraising team on 01254 287012. We can provide a box for your workplace to collect ink cartridges with regular collection.