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Hospice Trustees begin fundraising challenge during Volunteers Week

Trustees from Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice have marked Volunteers Week 2020 by launching their own fundraising challenge.

Throughout June the Trustees, who are all volunteers, will be running, walking, horse riding and cycling the boundary line of Cumbria. The 30 day virtual challenge will see the group of fundraisers complete 300 miles in aid of the local charity.

Karen Jones, Hospice Trustee, explained

“During this period of lockdown, exercise is proving to be a significant benefit to our health and wellbeing.

“The Trustees have been active behind-the-scenes during this time in supporting senior management and nursing staff to ensure that the hospice can continue to provide the highest quality, compassionate care and support to patients and families.

“Income, like that of other hospice across the country, is under huge pressure because of the impact of Covid-19. The ability to fundraise have been significantly affected as retail shops have had to close, events cancelled and many people who were planning on supporting us at work, at home and elsewhere have had to suspend fundraising activities.”

Starting from the hospice on Durdar Road in Carlisle, the journey will head west to follow the coast down to the south of the county. Upon reaching Barrow-in-Furness the route will travel through Ulverston en-route to Kendal and head up the Eden Valley before arriving back in Carlisle. Along with visiting all the hospice shops, the route chosen by the Trustees highlights the reach of the care provided by Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw across the whole of Cumbria.

As key workers, both the clinical and support staff teams at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw are here for the local community. The hospice is doing all it can during these times to continue to provide care to those in need, whilst following strict guidelines.

Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw is open and continuing to provide care and compassion to local people with life limiting illnesses. The hospice is there for the local community and still supporting the NHS.

To find out more about the Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw Trustees’ fundraising challenge please click here.