THIS year marks the Swindon Advertiser’s 160th year and to celebrate we need your help.

This month we launched one of our most ambitions campaigns in our history – to raise £160,000 by December in aid of Prospect Hospice – a charity which has touched the lives thousands of terminally ill patients in their final moments.

Adver editor Gary Lawrence is encouraging people across Swindon and beyond to lend financial support to the campaign.

“When we first talked about how we would mark the Adver’s 160th birthday, we decided to use our year of celebration to help the community,” he said.

“We are looking forward to a year of celebrating the Adver’s special place in the community by helping the Prospect and we know our fantastic readers will help us hit our target.”

To donate and get involved, visit and click donate now.

To donate by cash, visit the Prospect Hospice reception in Wroughton, Prospect Hospice retail shops or the Swindon Advertiser office.

Prospect Hospice can also take card donations over the phone – any questions contact the fundraising team on 01793 816161.

Taking part in an event for Prospect? Why not donate with our appeal – let us know via email on or call us on 01793 501806.