A local mum of two is supporting the Hospice that cared for her own mother by becoming the face of a regular giving campaign.
Garden House Hospice Care recently sent out over 35,000 letters to local communities in North Herts, Stevenage and the surrounding towns and villages of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, to encourage people to support the Hospice through regular giving donations.
The Hospice provides free specialist palliative care to patients, families and carers with life-limiting illnesses, serving a population of 230,000 people.
Carly’s life was turned upside down a year ago when she lost her Mum, Bev, aged 58, to bowel cancer. Bev was cared for at Garden House Hospice Care for the last six weeks of her life. Carly and her family have bravely shared these final weeks of her Bev’s life to help raise awareness of the work the Hospice is doing to raise money through regular giving.
Carly explains: “The Hospice wasn’t as I expected. I imagined it would be like a hospital, but from the first nurse we met, to the room Mum was staying in, I knew it was a very special place. We were encouraged to bring our children in for visits.
“We were truly grateful that Mum’s last few precious weeks were spent at Garden House Hospice Care, where we felt comfortable as a family and by Mum’s side. She left the world knowing she was truly loved and cared for.”
Sue Plummer, CEO at Garden House Hospice Care, adds: “We need to raise £4.5 million each year to continue vital care and support to local patients, carers and their families.
“As demand for Hospices’ services grows nationally, we need to continue to explore more opportunities for innovative income generation to help grow and meet this demand.
“Regular giving is a great opportunity for members of the community to support the Hospice. For as little as £5 a month, you could contribute to the services run by our Hawthorne Day Centre, which sees over 5,000 patients, their carers and families a year.
“We are truly grateful to Carly and her family for sharing their story with us and the wider community and hope it will encourage more regular donations.”
More details of how you can make a regular giving gift to Garden House Hospice Care can be found here: www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/support-us/regular-giving-gift
Last year Carly raised over £10,000 for the Hospice through fundraising events. She will be hosting a Ladies Sip and Shop evening on Saturday, July 6th at the Stotfold Conservative Club in Stotfold. Contact Carly for tickets on 07894-058027.