THE work of Wigan & Leigh Hospice has been boosted by a £20,000 donation from a local law firm.

Wigan-based law firm, Stephensons, and its clients, have made a £20,000 contribution.

The Hospice is a charity provides palliative and end-of-life care to people with life-limiting illnesses who live in the borough.

The hospice, based in Hindley, cares for more than 1,200 people every year and relies heavily on the continued support of the local community.

Thanking Stephensons for the contribution Jo Carby, chief executive of Wigan & Leigh Hospice said: “We are extremely grateful to Stephensons and their support of Wigan & Leigh Hospice, our services are vital to the local community and that is why it is so important that we protect them.

"Gifts such as this one allows us to continue to care for over 1,200 patients and their loved ones each year, through services such as our Inpatient Unit and community teams.

"Without this support we simply wouldn’t exist."

David Baybut, chairman of Stephensons, added: "Wigan & Leigh Hospice has a special place in the hearts of many families across our community and the care they provide to thousands of people every year is invaluable.

"On behalf of everyone at Stephensons, and our clients, we are delighted to be able to support the hospice and its vitally important work.”