"Hi everybody, my name is Ali, and am from Oldham. I moved to Middlesbrough just over a year ago, and it really does feel like a home from home.
I know first-hand how amazing hospices are. My mum spent the last 11 days of her life in my local hospice, when I lived in Oldham. They looked after her, myself and my family. We would’ve been lost without them, and that’s why I am involved with Teesside Hospice.
I wanted to give something back, to say thank you for the care they had given to my mum and help them as much as possible. Therefore, I volunteered, and within a year a role as Community Fundraiser came up and I applied. I wanted to make as much money for the hospice as I could. I really wanted to make a difference. All-in-all I was there 18 months before moving onwards.
When we moved to Middlesbrough in 2020, I decided I wanted to do something that would help the local community. I saw the role as Lottery Fundraiser at Teesside Hospice, I knew with my previous experience this is something I would be able to do. I applied and started at the hospice in September.
My job is to promote the lottery and generate income. I also develop great relationships with people who may long term want to get involved with the hospice in all sorts of different ways.
By doing the lottery it means that we can plan for the future, change lives across Teesside by supporting families affected by a terminal illness. To create experiences and memories that last a lifetime.
I love being able to make a difference at the hospice and help the local people. If you’re interested in how the lottery works, then please get in touch with me on 01642 044580."
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