St Michael’s Hospice invited residents in North Hampshire to donate one pound for their second ‘A Pound for Patients Day’ last Friday, February 7. 

The hospice are still counting the money raised from the event but can already see that they have “exceeded their £2,500 target”.

This year the Hospice encouraged supporters to make each pound count by getting involved in the fitness events throughout the county. 

The hospice held a range of activities including a Retro Aerobic Workout at Oakley Village Hall as well as a performance in Tadley which took place over the weekend. 

Daisy Mitchell, Deputy Head of Fundraising at St Michael’s Hospice said: “We were thrilled by the response we received from the local community this year who were excited to take park in one of the many events available to help fundraise for our hospice.

“We are still busy counting the pounds collected which will exceed our £2,500 target. 

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who got involved and donated, as every single pound raised will help us to continue providing our specialist care and support to our patients and their families going through the toughest of times.”

Various companies took part throughout the county including the Fitness Experts in Viables Business Park who organised their own challenge to burn a total of 1,650 calories on an assault bike to match the £1,650 raised as part of a fundraiser for the hospice. 

The St. Michael’s team put their fitness to the test in their ‘Pounding for Pounds’ staff members and volunteers donated £1 for every 1km in a 12-hour treadmill challenge to raise funds for the hospice.