Our Charity of Choice for 2020 is the East Lancashire Hospice

The hospice was built by the community for the community.

On 12th May 1983, Dr Seigleman with great pride laid the foundation stone for the brand new purpose-built East Lancashire Hospice, a ten-bedded Inpatient Unit.

On the 21st June 1984, the East Lancashire Hospice first opened its doors to patients and their families, with Dr Seigleman as doctor in charge. The first palliative care centre in East Lancashire had become a reality thanks to the people of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.

All of us will need the support of a local Hospice at sometime in our life, whether directly with Family and friends or indirectly through people we know. There is no better Charity to support than the local hospice providing care and support in our community said Managing Director John Potter.