Bell ringing continues to entertain Prospect patients

Wanborough Handbell Ringers with their fundraising cheque

Wanborough Handbell Ringers have been visiting the Hospice for well over 30 years and playing for our patients at Christmas time.

The group not only perform in the Hospice over the Christmas period but also raise money out in the community for us too: last year they played outside Morrisons on Dorcan Way and raised a fantastic £1,041.86! This amount included a kind donation from the Morrisons Foundation.

Over the last 16 years they have raised £9,591.30 for Prospect Hospice with their handbell ringing throughout the month of December. Community fundraiser, Hollie Ricketts, met with some of the members of the group earlier this month, who confirmed that handbell ringing is an enjoyable way of raising funds for local good causes. One member said: “It’s great to be able to raise funds for the Hospice whilst entertaining our audiences.”

Prospect Hospice’s community fundraiser Hollie Ricketts said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Wanborough Handbell Ringers for their continued support of the Hospice over many, many years. Thank you also to Morrisons Foundation for match funding what we have raised.”

Photographed with the big cheque is: Nicky Pullan, Tony Pullan, Katie Pullan, Donna Pullan, Sue Chandler and Amanda Eglin.