Show a ‘Ton of Love’ for hospice this Valentine’s Day

What better way to celebrate St Valentine’s Day today than by pledging to raise £100 for what is possibly the best-loved charity in Tameside and Glossop – Willow Wood Hospice?

The hospice is asking you to share your love with them, and to raise at least £100 over the next 12 months.  You can do this any way you want!

One of the hospice’s volunteers Wayne Robinson has just turned 70 and has decided to celebrate by getting his first tattoo!

As he said: “I’ve secretly always fancied a tattoo, and decided that if I don’t do it now I never will.  I’ve been inspired to have the Manchester bee, and am asking people to sponsor me – once I’ve reached my target the money will go straight to Willow Wood and I’ll go under the needle!”

Volunteers Joanne and Chris Hinds (pictured below) have committed to raise a Ton of Love by organising various events throughout the year, including another of their very popular quizzes at Curzon Ashton FC on February 23.

Joanne said: “We hope to get well over the £100, that’s just the starting point.  We’re raising funds in memory of my auntie, Beryl Hand and to recognise the commitment and care given by all staff and volunteers.”

Meanwhile brave member of staff Dan Kennerley has committed to having his legs waxed, actually at Willow Wood Hospice.

“I’m even going to have this filmed for the Willow Wood Facebook page, please watch it – it might move you to sponsor me,” he said.

There are many ways to raise these funds. 

You can take inspiration from the examples above or come up with your own way.  What about £100 for 100k?

Start totalling up the distance you cover at your spin class, add up your lengths at the pool or from your morning jog – you’ll soon get there!

Organise an afternoon tea, a garden party, a gunge the boss day.  Do a dress down Friday at work or your own bake-off challenge.  Take part in a marathon, a 10k, a Tough Mudder, there are many to choose from.

Whatever you do, the hospice would love to hear about it and will help in any way they can. 

MAIN PICTURE: Emma Craigmyle shows Dan Kennerley what’s to come, while Wayne Robinson looks on.

spread the love throughout the whole of Tameside & Glossop.

If you’d like to sponsor Wayne or Dan please go to their sponsor pages: or  and tickets for the Quiz are available by ringing Joanne on 07772 786704