Wilko’s champion the new Louth Hospice

Pictured at the Wilkinson store in Louth are Ellis Shaw, Tracey Clark (Manager), Karen Jaines (Assistant Manager), Janine Reeve and Jody Leverton.
Pictured at the Wilkinson store in Louth are Ellis Shaw, Tracey Clark (Manager), Karen Jaines (Assistant Manager), Janine Reeve and Jody Leverton.

THE new Louth and District Hospice is being supported by not just one, but 17 Wilkinson stores across the region in a bid to give its opening an extra surge.

As reported, work on the new hospice off the A16 started in May, and will provide a vital centre for daycare and day therapy for the terminally ill in the local area, it is expected to open by February next year.

As part of the Wilkinson’s Doing Our Bit commitment, stores in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire suggested charities and the Louth and District Hospice was voted as the most worthy cause.

Now the 17 stores, some from as far afield as Hull and Sheffield, will be giving their all to raise a target of £25,000 to help the new facility in its early months.

“We’re really behind the new hospice and it has the support of the whole area,” said Tracey Clark, Manager at the Louth branch of Wilkinson’s in Eastgate.

“It’s a fantastic charity for us to support, all the staff are thrilled to be working with them. We’re big supporters of the cancer care they will give and hope the whole town will help us to raise as much as we can.”

Wilkinson say Doing Our Bit aims to build ‘sustainable local relationships through supporting charity, community initiatives and volunteering our time’.

The stores will be supporting the hospice for their charity year until May, and are planning fundraisers like tombolas and raffles to help them reach their goal.

The Louth store are kicking off with a raffle in-store on Friday, June 29, and any local people or businesses can donate prizes by popping into the branch.