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“Blackshaws is delighted to provide another vehicle to HospiceCare to help Sue Gilbertson and her team support families all over north Northumberland in times of need. HospiceCare home visits are vital to the local community and the Suzuki Jimny 4x4 which we’ve provided for their use will allow the team to reach even the most remote places whatever the driving conditions. We greatly value our partnership with HospiceCare as it provides us with an opportunity to give something back to the local community.” Sue Blackshaw.
On receiving the keys, Sue Gilbertson said ‘the Jimny has been an invaluable vehicle for our clinical team to use, It has ensured that whatever the weather, we have been able to continue to deliver our Hospice at Home services to some of the most rural parts of North Northumberland.”
Pictured: Blackshaws staff: Ross Straughan on the left and MJ Campbell on the right handing over the keys to Sue Gilbertson, HospiceCare Clinical Manager .
Beau Monde Spa Lucker presented us with a cheque for £900 this week - the proceeds from their Winter Wonderland Shopping event last month.
This is the second time HospiceCare has been nominated as Beau Monde's chosen charity, bringing a total of £2,179 in donations from their 2016/2017 shopping events.
Our brand new charity shop on Wooler High Street has got off to a flying start and received some fantastic feedback from local residents and tourists to the area.
Don't forget about our charity shop at Berwick, which is also full of gorgeous items for sale.
Local Alnwick man, Barry Grieveson, raised £353 for HospiceCare after completing the Wooler Wheel Cycle Challenge, which was held on Saturday 7th October 2017.
On presenting his cheque to HospiceCare Barry said “Having experienced Cancer earlier this year and recovered, it makes you think of all the people who are less fortunate to have care and support around them to help them through life-limiting illnesses. My wife Julia, who volunteers at HospiceCare, and I were reassured to know that the nurses were there for us both if needed.”
HospiceCare needs to raise over £525,000 this year and will only receive 7.5% funding from the NHS the rest has to be generated by fundraising and receiving donations. The money that Barry has donated will support the delivery of 14 hours of Hospice at Home services.