St Vincent’s Hospice is celebrating local fundraising hero, Phil Steven from Howwood, who has raised an incredible £30,488. Since 2016 Phil has been committed to raising funds for ‘The Little Hospice With The Big Heart.

Over the years, Phil has taken on numerous pool ball challenges for the hospice, to include playing a staggering 534 frames non-stop. Phil has also organised fundraising events at local Midton Bowling Club in Howwood, such as a ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ night, tribute nights with Elvis and most recently, Freddie Mercury and Elton John.

Phil has an amazing community of support and has shared his thanks to all of those involved. Phil said “I want to give a huge thanks to all of the staff at Midton Bowling Club in Howwood, especially Michael Quinn (resident DJ!). Linda Williamson, Andy Currie and all of the bar staff at the bowling club. A special mention to Richard Pelling who provides his now infamous homemade sausage rolls and cheese and biscuit platters, all at no cost, helping to raise as much as possible on the night for the hospice. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who buys tickets and donates bottles for our raffle – my charity nights would simply not be possible without this unwavering support. Thanks to each and every one of you.”

Our Community, Corporate & Events Manager Emma Donald said “We can’t thank Phil enough for his amazing support of the hospice over the years. Phil has created an incredible community of support, from friends, family and local businesses who have come together to help support him in his fundraising efforts for the hospice. It really is lovely to see a community come together for a local cause and we are so grateful to everyone involved. It costs over £6,000 for a full 24 hours of care at the hospice, and the reality is we can’t do what we do without the generosity and support of people like Phil and the wider community”