We are urging people to get behind our latest campaign – a community bottle drive to help boost our stock after a year of limited fundraising.
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund are calling on supporters to take part in the drive and help fill the store cupboards with goods that can be used for charity events, hampers and prizes for upcoming activities. It is hoped that community groups, schools and businesses are able to lend their support to the campaign.
The fundraising team, based at the Hamar Centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, would like people to drop their full bottles off at the office Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm. It is hoped people take the opportunity to pop in and say hello to fundraising staff after long months of Covid isolation.
Lizzy Coleman, Events Officer for the charity, said supporters have always been so generous by bringing in donations for raffles, prizes and events, but the store cupboards have run low after a year of limited activity.
“We really hope the community will get behind us on this and bring in bottles to the fundraising office that we can use to form hampers, raffle prizes, and use for events. Anything really that is in a bottle, in date, and could be enjoyed by the recipient will be great – we’re thinking alcohol, shampoo, bath products, nice cooking oils, anything like that.
“We hope this campaign is something that will appeal to everyone – possibly school groups or community organisations can organise their own in-house collections that we would then receive in one go – people can really go to town with this,” she added.
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund supports the running of the Cancer Centre at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where up to 40,000 appointments are booked every year for care and cancer services.