Douglas Macmillan Hospice – Bring A Pound Day

Douglas Macmillan Hospice is holding its annual community led fundraising campaign; ‘Bring a pound day’ on October 9, where each pound collected by local companies will go towards caring for patients and effected family members.

The Bring a Pound Day entails four main events to help raise money for the Stoke-on-Trent based hospice. Signal Radio and number of local businesses are supporting the event in a number of ways, including Purple Sprout PR and Marketing who has chosen Douglas Macmillan as their charity of the year, 2015.

Signal Radio’s Big Bid
In the pipeline for Bring a Pound Day is – This year Signal Radio take on their very own fundraising event, a 12 hour live on air auction of money can’t buy prizes. To see what you could win visit

24 Hour Stay Awake
Craig Rushton Managing Director of Purple Sprout PR and Marketing is leading a team of local businesses on a 24 Hour Stay Awake to represent that the Hospice runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The team will be taking on various challenges throughout the Stay Awake, visiting local businesses on day and night shift, whilst also spending time volunteering at the Trentham based Hospice. You can support the Stay Awake team by donating

‘Text your £1 donation and Solidor will 2’
This year when you text POUND to 70660* your £1 donation will actually be worth £2! Solidor have agreed to match-fund any donations generated by the unique text code, up to the value of £2,000.
Gareth Mobley from Solidor commented,
“The Hospice is close to our hearts having cared for my father and former Managing Director of Solidor Andrew Mobley. They do a great job and we’re proud to support Dougie Mac’s Bring a Pound Day”.
The Dougie Mac is asking the public to encourage as many people as possible to support the Bring a Pound Day. Local people are on hand to nominate their friends, families, colleagues and local businesses to take part in the day. The hospice is making it even easier this year by taking nominations through Facebook, using the hashtag #PassthePound.

Suzi Smith Head of Douglas Macmillan Corporate Fundraising and Events commented,
“However you choose to support, every pound really does make a huge difference to the patients and families who continue to be cared for by the Hospice. This is why we hope that as many people as possible will make their pound count on Bring a Pound Day.”

*Texts cost £1 plus network charge. Douglas Macmillan Hospice receives 100% of your donation.

For more information or to find out how you can support Bring a Pound Day call the Dougie Mac fundraising team on 01782 344304 or email Make your pound count and register at