Day Hospice Chairs
During 2015 and 2016 the staff and customers at TSB in Wigton have been supporting Eden Valley Hospice during the branch’s Charity of the Year partnership with the hospice.
Branch Manager Dawn Gray said,
“TSB customers were asked to nominate a local charity for us to support and Eden Valley Hospice was chosen from the nominations we received.
“We had a ‘guess the name of the bear’ competition, I was sponsored to do the Cumbrian Run and held a Christmas raffle with prizes kindly donated by local businesses. We have also sold Christmas cards and second hand books, held a bake sale in branch and TSB gave us a £200 donation.”
During the year the kindness and generosity of the staff and customers at TSB in Wigton helped to raise a fantastic £1,838 in aid of the hospice. The money raised, along with donations from Carlisle Cancer Care Group and the local community, has helped our Day Hospice to purchase a range of new chairs for the patients to enjoy.
“We wanted our money to be used to buy something the hospice needed. The chairs were suggested to us and we felt these would be a great benefit to patients using the Day Hospice. We initially aimed to raise £800, which would buy four chairs, but were extremely proud to raise £1,838 over the year. It was lovely to see the chairs in the day hospice when we visited.
“We really appreciate the support we have received from our customers this year in all our fundraising efforts.”
Heather King, Day Hospice Clinical Sister, said
“Following fundraising events held by different people, Day Hospice has been able to purchase seven new upright chairs and a new recliner.
“The new chairs have made the sitting area appear much brighter and more spacious and the patients have found the new chairs very comfortable to sit in. The recliner is very popular with the patients taking turns to relax in the comfort the chair offers.
“The new chairs have made a huge difference to patient comfort and the patients environment. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made this happen. Thank you so much it is greatly appreciated.”