How we are funded
It costs Douglas Macmillan Hospice more than £8 million each year to provide a complete range of specialist palliative care services in the Hospice, in the community and in patients’ homes. This works out at over £150,000 a week, over £20,000 a day, over £900 an hour or £15 a minute.
The Hospice receives money from the following five key sources:
Douglas Macmillan Hospice applies for funding from local Primary Care Trusts. This accounts for one third of the Hospice’s income. IT IS NOT GUARANTEED.
The fundraising team organise events, from street collections through to a charity ball, throughout the year to raise funds for the Hospice. The team also support individuals and organisations who want to hold their own events to raise funds for the Hospice and work closely with many volunteers who tirelessly fundraise in a variety of ways. To find out how you can become involved with our fundraising team, visit our fundraising page.
Since the Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s weekly Lottery started in 1996, we are now well supported by more than 19,000 players. Its weekly prize fund is £3,500; there are over 100 prizes, with a top prize of £2,000. There is also a rollover prize that starts at £500. If this is not won, it will be rolled over to the following week up to a maximum of £10,000. Click here to join the lottery.
There are 16 Douglas Macmillan Hospice shops across North Staffordshire and the surrounding areas. All profits generated by these shops goes directly to patient care. In order for the shops to be successful, we are reliant upon donations from the general public and the support we receive from our volunteers. To find your nearest shop, click here.
Leaving a legacy in a will to Douglas Macmillan Hospice helps to secure the future of the Hospice ensuring it is there for generations to come. For further details on giving in a will, click here.