Following the success of our Web-a-thon, so ably led by Phil and supported by many NHRR members, we have received a lovely message of thanks from Sue Plummer, CEO of Garden House Hospice:
‘As a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic demand for our care has increased. However, we are unable to fundraise in the ways we usually do, with our usual fundraising activities cancelled or postponed and our shops closed. We are forecasting a loss of £25,000 a week – that’s £1.3 million this year.
‘We are so grateful to our very loyal supporters, and without groups like North Herts Road Runners getting behind us our future faces a serious threat. The club did a fantastic job raising over £3200 in the Web-a-thon. We would like to thank everyone involved for supporting the hospice and helping ensure we can continue to provide palliative and end of life care to our community.’
Hopefully we might get a mention in the Comet as it will show that we are supporting local charities.
All we seem to see is what Stevenage clubs are doing. We are not invisible are we.
On a related note, the Hospice just came and picked up a load of stuff we have tidied up and cleared put over the last few weeks, might be worth doing if you have done the same: https://www.ghhospicecare.org.uk/support-us/big-charity-restock?fbclid=IwAR3SxLFRbTFG_uI0BAWndbKY48nVxbW_Edce-4-bzw23_m2yOaphgg4RzS8
Reference the last message from Lindsay. Don't just yet. We have been inundated our the warehouse is full. We are still collecting all those who have booked in already but no more, yet.
Thank you to everyone who has donated already.
I am it was a popular service and even more pleased I managed to get my stuff picked up :-)