This year Christmas Day at St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood will be provided courtesy of the Angels.
The Hospice’s glass ‘1Minute Angel’ Christmas tree ornaments have proved so popular with patients, families and staff that sales have now reached the magical £5000 figure – that is, enough to fund a full day of care from the Hospice on 25th December.
Over the past few months Hospice staff and volunteers have been busy stitching ribbons onto the glass angels and they are delighted at how profitable their work has been.
The 1 Minute Angels were the brainwave of Flo Ferguson, front of house in The Barn Tea Room at the Hospice. Flo said, “It costs £3.00 every minute to fund the Hospice, so we thought we would try to sell enough 1 Minute Angels to pay for care on Christmas Day. I feel very proud that we actually managed to raise £5097.”
St Vincent’s Director of Care, Brona McGee said, “We are so grateful to Flo and to everyone who helped us by sewing the ribbons onto the Angels. Each 1 Minute Angel is a beautiful memento that people can treasure – and each Angel sold has helped someone in the local community to receive vital care from our Hospice.”
The 1 Minute Angels have completely sold out now, but you can still provide 1 Minute of local hospice care at St Vincent’s by texting SVHH14 £3 to 70070 or by visiting www.svh.co.uk and making a donation of £3.00.