Call for support to replace Ulverston hospice fleet
Last updated at 14:40, Thursday, 21 February 2013
YOU can help St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston keep up the fantastic level of care it provides to end-of-life patients across South Cumbria.
The campaign has raised almost £1,000 in its first week thanks to some very generous donations and now people are stepping forward to help raise even more money.
Barrow resident Nigel Wood has supported the hospice ever since his mum was cared for by the staff there.
He has taken part in the annual Keswick to Barrow (K2B) Walk for the last two years to raise money for the charity.
Now he plans to walk 55 miles around Greater Manchester to help the Reaching Out campaign to raise the money to replace seven vehicles that staff and volunteers at the hospice rely on daily.
Mr Wood said: “The hospice were there to look after my mum when she needed their expert care, and they provide a vital service for our community which must be maintained.”
He is in regular training for the walk, which takes place overnight on March 1 and 2.He added: “I started walking a couple of years ago to try and get fit and it makes sense to raise money for a worthwhile charity at the same time.
“I have completed a shorter 40-mile walk a couple of times so it's time to take on a bigger challenge.”
The hospice vehicles help provide care at home for patients with life-limiting illnesses, as well as support to the work of volunteers who are vital in helping to raise much-needed money.
First published at 16:47, Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Just a thought.
Â£70K in one go is a big ask during the 'good times' let alone the current time of enforced austerity so instead of changing a 'fleet' all at once why not seek a leasing deal or change the system so that the vehicles are changed a couple at a time every two or three years?