Keele festive market raises £2,000 for Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Keele Hall in the snow

Posted on 05 January 2010

The Douglas Macmillan Hospice has received a boost to its funds thanks to the Christmas market held at Keele Hall. 

Fifty per cent of ticket sales were donated to the charity, raising £2,166. The funds will go towards helping the Blurton-based hospice support and care for adults facing cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, and their families.

Zoe Hollingsworth, senior fundraising development manager, said: "Everyone at the Dougie Mac is over the moon with the amount of money that was raised at the market – we rely purely on donations such as this to provide care for local people and their families, so we are extremely grateful to everyone who came along to the event, and to Keele Hall who helped us stage such a fantastic event.”

Marcus Wilson, Deputy Head of Keele Conferences, said: “We are thrilled that the Christmas market raised as much money as it did, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came along and supported such a wonderful cause. We couldn’t have raised this money without you - not only was it a great day, but the money raised will go towards helping many people.”

To find out more about how you can support Douglas Macmillan Hospice, visit or call 01782 344304.