Prospect Hospice smashes £170,000 fundraising target in 36 hours

By Barrie Hudson - 5 May 2021


A total of £170,000 was raised by Prospect Hospice as it began a new challenge to fund end of life care in the community. 

The Wroughton-based charity, which serves people throughout the area and beyond, is grateful to all who helped and continue to help with its efforts.

Prospect Hospice kicked off its Thanks a Million fundraiser with an online challenge to raise £150,000 in just 36 hours, with people donating online. 

It was overwhelmed when so many donation poured in that the charity was not only reached early but beaten by £20,000.

Prospect Hospice chief executive Irene Watkins said: “What can I say other than thanks a million to everyone who has donated over the last couple of days to help support end of life care in this community.


“When we embarked on this ambitious project we had no idea what the response would be. It was something new to us but we had confidence that our supporters would be there for us when we needed them. 

"We knew the support for Prospect Hospice in the area was strong but I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of donations we’ve received in such a short space of this.

“As a charity, we’re only able to deliver our specialist care to those who need it thanks to generous donations of local people. 

"Because of those donations, all the care we provide is free of charge to whoever needs it, whenever they need it. Every penny really does make a difference to our patients and I want to thank everyone who has donated as part of this Thanks a Million challenge.”

The Thanks a Million campaign will continue throughout the summer, and anybody who would like to support end of life care can donate at

People who would like to arrange their own fundraising activities or events can contact the Prospect Hospice team at


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