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MID DURHAM AREA ACTION PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTING WILLOW BURN HOSPICE

Willow Burn Hospice is delighted to announce that Mid Durham AAP, through their COVID-19 funding and funding from County Councillors Jude Considine and Ossie Johnson, are able to support Willow Burn with running costs though the pandemic.

It costs £1.2 million to operate the Hospice each year and the hospice team is responsible for raising 70% of this through grants, fundraising, retail income and donations.  Due to the restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, the charity’s shops and café have closed and fundraising has understandably reduced which led us to the AAP whilst exploring alternative funding streams.

Paul Jackson, Chairman of Willow Burn Hospice said: “On behalf of the team at Willow Burn I would just like to say a huge thank you to Councillors Ossie Johnson and Jude Considine and Mid-Durham AAP for supporting Willow Burn with a grant at a time when we truly need it the most. This donation will ensure we can continue to provide palliative and end of life care, day services and family bereavement support to patients and their families, now and in the future".