23rd July 2018

St. Margaret’s Hospice in the running to be named Hospice of the Year

St. Margaret’s Hospice is a finalist for the Hospice of the Year award

St. Margaret’s Hospice has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award – and you can help the charity to win simply by showing your support on Twitter.

The Somerset charity is one of two finalists in the Hospice of the Year category of the Charity Today Awards. The winner will be decided by a public vote this week.

To vote for St. Margaret’s Hospice:

  1. Follow @CharityAwards on Twitter
  2. Then retweet the post with the St. Margaret’s Hospice logo

Voting closes at 11am on Friday 18 May. Only retweets by followers of @CharityAwards will be counted.

Clare Gallie, director of fundraising, marketing and communications at St. Margaret’s Hospice, said: “We’re honoured to be a finalist for the Hospice of the Year award. It’s a wonderful tribute to our amazing staff and volunteers who work so hard every day to care for people across Somerset who are affected by life-limiting illnesses.

“It would mean so much to us to win this award, so we would be extremely grateful if everyone who thinks St. Margaret’s Hospice deserves this national recognition could spare a few moments to log on to Twitter and vote for us before 11am on Friday.”

St. Margaret’s Hospice cared for 3,800 people affected by life-limiting illnesses last year, both in the community across Somerset and at its hospices in Taunton and Yeovil. The charity was founded in 1980 and relies on more than 1,200 volunteers in a wide variety of roles to help raise funds and care for people at the end of their lives.