It’s always one of our favourite days of the year, when the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show hits the showground and this year we joined in the fun.
To celebrate our 45 years of business we had a stand at the show and invited customers, suppliers and family and friends to join us for a drink on the day.
We wanted to use the day to help to raise some funds for Weldmar Hospicecare and held a raffle on the day. Three top prizes were on offer; a family pass to Longleat, a spa day and lunch for two people at Holbrook House, and a luxury hamper from Virginia Hayward. We also had five runner up prizes thanks to the generosity of Holbrook House, with five winners getting a pair of spa passes.
We were delighted to donate £175 to Weldmar Hospicecare earlier this month and would like to thank everyone who took part on the day and contributed towards the fantastic total. Below is the response we received from the fundraising team at Weldmar.
On behalf of everyone connected with Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, may I thank you very much indeed for your kind donation of £176.00.
The need for the special care that we are able to offer our patients is growing and in our last reporting year (2016/2017):
- We cared for 193 patients in Joseph Weld Hospice
- We held 302 day service sessions for 116 patients
- Our Community Team cared for 1,085 patients – who had face to face or telephone contact over 18,000 times
- Our Family Support team supported 271 clients – patients, their families and loved ones
None of this would have been possible without the support of so many people like yourself and we are truly grateful for this.
Again thank you so much.
Head of Fundraising