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Hospice Trustees remarkable month of fundraising

Throughout June, the eleven trustees from Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice set themselves an ambitious challenge to walk, run, ride, cycle, and even canoe, 300 miles – the distance of the boundary line of Cumbria – to raise money for the hospice.

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Malcolm Iredale, Chair of Trustees, said

“We thought 300 miles was a realistic target given our hospice, work and family commitments during this time. However, by the end of the first week we had already covered over 500 miles and were enjoying the challenge so much we just kept going! By the end of the month we had collectively exercised a total of 2,278.51 miles”.

“Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the ability of the hospice to raise funds to ensure we can continue to provide the highest quality, compassionate care and support to patients families. As trustees we have been overwhelmed at the number of donations received and kind messages of support for our efforts – as a result we were delighted to have raised £4,530 for the hospice”.

“It has been encouraging to see so many other individuals, community groups and organisations be creative with fundraising activities during this time. The hospice is a tremendous asset in north Cumbria with a history of nearly 30 years of providing compassionate and dignified care for people. The generosity and support of many will help to protect our hospice through this difficult time and long into the future”.

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.

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