SUE Ryder Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope is launching its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020.

The charity is experiencing a £2million a month shortfall, whilst its doctors and nurses continue to play a vital part in the Coronavirus effort.

Sue Ryder is appealing to the people to support its urgent fundraising campaign ‘We can’t stop’ so the hospice can continue to provide end of life care.

Lizzie Procter, Hospice Director at Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, said:“Coronavirus has hit us hard. We received a wonderful response from our supporters to our emergency appeal earlier in the year. This, paired with the emergency funding that we received from the government, covered our funding shortfall until the end of June 2020.

“Unfortunately however, our struggle continues. Our fundraising events remain cancelled for the rest of this year and our high street shops have now closed for a second time.

“As we head into the winter months and coronavirus cases continue to rise we are expecting an increase in people needing end of life care.

“None of us expected this pandemic to go on for so long and clearly a monthly shortfall of £2 million is unsustainable for any charity, which is why we need to ask the public to help us.

Anyone able to help support the hospice can donate at: