St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice is inviting people in Wellington to get to know it better over coffee and cake on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at St John’s Church Hall, High Street Wellington TA21 8QY starting at 10.30 am.
Fundraising Volunteer Coordinator Susan Bickle and Community Fundraiser Calista Renault will be there to talk about the work the hospice carries out across Somerset and, more importantly, to explain how people can support the hospice by becoming involved in volunteering with the local team or setting up a fundraising group.
Susan explained, ‘Without our army of dedicated volunteers St. Margaret’s Hospice could not survive. Volunteers are embedded in every area of the hospice, from reception staff to gardening and everything in between. However, we really need more volunteers in the Wellington areas and if people are able to offer their time we are sure to have a volunteer role to suit them – even if they can only spare an hour a year!’
Calista added, ‘We already have a small band of amazing volunteers who help us raise funds locally, but hope that more local people may come forward who could give a few hours a year to help us raise the funds we need to support our services. Perhaps you could help at our events or by hosting activities such as a coffee morning, open garden, cake sale, raffle or sweepstake – in fact anything that is fun and enjoyable.’
St. Margaret’s Hospice is a Somerset-based registered charity and not part of the NHS. The aim of the hospice is to make each day count for patients facing life-limiting illness and their families and carers. Last year the hospice cared for over 3,800 patients and their families and carers and as a charity, St. Margaret’s relies on the goodwill of the local Somerset community in order to be able to do this.
More information about the services provided by St. Margaret’s Hospice and their events can be found on their website http://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk.