St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

by | 23 July 2017 | Gainsborough, Local Charity

Wow… What a busy few weeks we have seen in the area; here is just some of what has been taking place, there will be more to come next month!

Our Cream Tea and Plant Sale event was a huge success; the weather was very kind to us and visitors were able to choose from an array of plants, peruse our stalls before relaxing with delicious homemade cream teas; I think it is fair to say this was the most successful plant sale to date and has raised almost £1,400, which is fantastic!

It was lovely to have an awareness stall again at the United Reformed Church who always make me feel so welcome. It is so good to get out into the community and raise awareness of the care and support we are able to provide to our patients, their families and carers living with a terminal or life limiting illness.

The Rilmac Group of Companies organised a Golf Day at The Lincoln Golf Club, Torksey, in support of St Barnabas. The day saw 25 teams take part and raise an incredible £5,538; our heartfelt thanks to the Rilmac Group and everyone who supported the day in some way! Special thanks also to Julie Cook, Community Champion, Morrisons Gainsborough for providing the refreshments and helping to run the half-way house.

Sincere thanks to the residents at Whitton’s Mill, who presented me with £400; raised through a number of raffles. It was lovely to meet everyone, spend time with you and take part in the quiz; I must brush up on my general knowledge for next time though!

I experienced a first for me when I attended a ‘Gaming Tournament’ organised by members of the Community Learning in Partnership (CLIP) group in Gainsborough. The young people organised the whole event themselves and the evening saw lots of people really having a great time and raising £217.60. A huge ‘well done and thank you’ to you all!

On behalf of everyone at St Barnabas Hospice my sincere thanks to all those who have organised and attended events, helped raise awareness of our work and to a large number of local businesses who have so very kindly donated both their time and prizes to support our fundraising. Voluntary donations fund the care of two out every four patients we see; your continuing support really is very much appreciated.

Caroline Swindin
Corporate Fundraiser