Hospice aims to strike jackpot


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A hospice is aiming to strike the jackpot with a special tournament at a bowling alley.

Teams of four people to go head to head in to raise money for Nightingale House in Wrexham at Tenpin at the town’s Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre.

According to Eleni Morandi, there will be bags of prizes up for grabs for the top bowlers, with two sessions at 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday, March 21.

Nightingale House area fundraiser Samantha Eastwood says the support of Tenpin will make a big difference.

She said: “As a hospice we need £3 million a year to be able to fulfil the role we do. We receive just £600,000 from the government meaning we need to raise £2.4 million ourselves.

“We do run our own lottery and collections but that still leaves us well short of what we need to raise so we still rely heavily on individuals within the community and businesses to organise events.

“The Tenpin charity evening is a fantastic way to raise money and we are so grateful to Eleni and her team for supporting us. Events such as this that involve and inspire the whole community are just amazing.”

Eleni said: “It doesn’t matter how good you are at bowling or if you have never played before it’s going to be a fun-filled evening.

“Entry is just £15 for a team of four and that can be children or adults or a mix. We will be holding a raffle too and there are some amazing prizes on offer as well as a discount on food and drink.”

“But the main thing is we raise as much money as possible for what is a very good cause. We have prizes donated from the likes of Frankie & Benny’s here at Eagles Meadow and we will be putting up prizes of free bowling sessions.

“I’m delighted we have teams entered made up of Nightingale House nurses, counsellors and volunteers. It’s going to be a wonderful evening and a really good event.

“It’s going to be a wonderful event and I’d urge anyone who can or would just like to give bowling a try to come along and join in the fun.”

The hospice helps people aged 18 and over who have life limiting illnesses or conditions.

Samantha added: “We do support patients from a wide area which includes a large part of North Wales bordering Cheshire and Shropshire to the east. We do look after patients from some parts of Chester and as far west as Barmouth, Gwynedd.

“We also provide a counselling service for adults grieving for someone who passed away at the hospice or who was a patient at the hospice and a counselling service for any grieving child no matter where their relative died.”

Eagles Meadow manager Kevin Critchley says he’s delighted to see that Tenpin is supporting Nightingale House through a charity bowling evening.

He said: “Nightingale House Hospice is a special place and I know how important it is to the Wrexham community.

“I think almost everyone in Wrexham knows of someone who has benefited from the amazing care provided by the Nightingale House team. A charity bowling night at ten pin is a wonderful idea and I’m sure it will be really well supported.”

He added: “I hope the event raises a good amount of money, I’m sure it will, for what is a very deserving and worthwhile cause.”

For more information about the Nightingale House Hospice charity bowling night at Tenpin call in an entry form, call ten pin on 0871 222 3675 or the Nightingale House Hospice fundraising team on 01978 314292.  To find out more about Nightingale House Hospice please visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk

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