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Dougie Mac is encouraging local businesses to sign up to their latest fundraising events and campaigns.

September and October are gearing up to be a busy few months for fundraising at Dougie Mac with the re-scheduled annual Big Quiz led in conjunction with KMF Group being held at bet365 Stadium on Friday 14th September. The event, now in its third year, encourages local companies to sign up a team of four or eight. Tickets are just £25pp which includes a pie and pea supper and prizes for the top 3 teams.

In addition, each year, in partnership with Signal Radio, local businesses are encouraged to get involved with the hospice’s Bring a Pound campaign. Throughout September, companies can engage in their choice of fundraising activities from collecting pounds in the office to dress-up or dress-down days. Last year’s campaign was a record breaking year with over £74,000 raised to support local patients and their families. The campaign launches on the 15th August with activities held throughout September, culminating on Friday 21st September, Bring a Pound Day, where funds will be collected in by Dougie Mac and all supporters will be invited to attend a celebratory BBQ at the hospice.

Throughout 2018, Dougie Mac is celebrating 45 years of caring for local people. As part of the celebrations, the hospice is hosting its 45th Anniversary Sapphire Ball on Friday 5th October at 7pm. The event, which takes place at Keele Hall, is hosted by The Sentinel Editor Martin Tideswell and includes a five course meal and a variety of entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets are selling fast with just four tables of 12 remaining.

Suzi Smith, Head of Corporate Fundraising and Events, looks forward to the upcoming fundraising campaigns:

“We have a busy few months ahead with some of our flagship fundraising campaigns appearing in the calendar. Dougie Mac provides outstanding care to thousands of local people each year; we could not do this without the support of our local business community.

We rely on the support of local people, businesses and organisations to raise £9.5million per year of the current annual running costs of over £12million. There is plenty of activity for all businesses, big and small, to get involved in over the next couple of months.”

Further information about Dougie Mac’s fundraising events and campaigns can be found by visiting www.dmhospice.org.uk/events – by calling 01782 344359 or by emailing events@dmhospice.org.uk.

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