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Local nurse Fiona wins £1000!!
Imagine getting a letter through the door with a cheque for £1000!!!! Well that’s what happened to HospiceCare supporter Fiona Sturdy, Community Nurse from Felton who has been a regular supporter of HospiceCare North Northumberland’s Unity Lottery. Fiona told us she had received numerous cheques of £5 and a £25 cheque, since she started playing the Unity Lottery with HospiceCare in 2012.
On the 9th December 2015, Fiona received a letter and another cheque through her door from Unity Lottery, she called to her husband in the other room to say – “we’ve won another cheque with the Unity Lottery”. He called back to ask how much and at first she thought it said £10.00. However, after putting on her glasses and re-reading it discovered brilliantly that the cheque had a couple of extra noughts and was actually a whopping £1000.
Kym is taking on 3 challenges for HospiceCare this year, the first was Druridge Bay Marathon on 17th April which she brilliantly completed in an amazing 4 Hours 55 mins, then she took on Edinburgh Marathon on 29th May in 5 Hours 15mins and finally she will cool down with a half marathon – The Great North Run on 11th September.
Debbie started work at the Hospice in 2003 working mainly in day care and half a day a week in the lymphoedema clinic. The demand for the lymphoedema service grew and soon took up most of Debbie’s time. Recently she has become more involved with the Hospice at Home service, while still supporting and treating palliative patients who have swelling to any part of their body caused by illnesses, such as cancer.
On Monday the 2nd May 2016 the younger students ( aged 3- 11) form Longridge Towers School held a Fun Run in aid of HospiceCare North Northumberland.
108 children took part and Hospice Ted was invited along to run too. The children managed to complete their Fun Run with the sun coming out to say hello.
Over £700 has been raised allready and young student Charlotte wanted to share with you why they picked HospiceCare .
Charlotte was interviewed by one of our volunteers Catherine you can view the interview below.