Top charity collection cans

Primrose Hospice has been counting up the pennies and old pound coins before they go out of circulation from collection cans around Bromsgrove, Redditch and Rubery. Since the collecting began at Costcutters in Woodrow, customers have given a fantastic £1,579.01 and Bromsgrove Golf Centre has collected £1,362.26.

“We were really pleased to hear how much our collecting can has raised for Primrose Hospice. Primrose Hospice helps so many local people and we’ve been amazed by the generosity of our customers,” said Ranjit Mann, owner of the shop.

Bromsgrove Golf Centre has a collecting can next to a basket of found golf balls placed in the starters’ hut on the first tee and donations to the hospice are suggested for each ball taken. “Bromsgrove Golf Centre has been supporting Primrose Hospice for many years now. Some of the members have benefited from the services of the hospice at a time when they needed it most and this is a simple opportunity to give something back,” said Adam Morris, director of the centre.

The average collection can holds around £40 which could fund one hour’s specialist nursing care allowing a patient to stay in their own home at the end of life. It can almost cover the cost of two memory boxes for a child to remember a loved one or could potentially help pay for 3 patient lunches for a week.

Every penny really does count for the work of the hospice and it can be surprising how a gift of small change can mount up if enough people take part. The hospice depends on the support of local businesses to keep its services running and would love to hear from anyone willing to support the hospice by taking a collection can.