Ellacotts charity fundraising gets underway - 02/10/2017
This September has seen our fundraising activities get underway in aid of our 2017 – 18 charities of the year, Katharine House Hospice and Cransley Hospice Trust

Cransley Hospice Trust charity lunch 

On Tuesday 19th September, three members of the Cransley Hospice Trust team visited our Kettering office to give a lunchtime talk to our team. They introduced us to the charity, the vital work they do and how our fundraising activities will be of significant help to them. 

The team explained that their hospice has 9 beds and has to raise £1.4million each year to provide their services. The money they fundraise predominantly derives from the local community who attend fundraising events, give locally within the community, their retail operations, donations and legacies. Their services cover Northamptonshire and, in the year covering 2016-17, their Hospice at Home Nurses made over 1,100 home visits, their Clinical Nurse Specialist made nearly 1,800 home visits for 435 patients and their therapy team provided 2,300 Occupational and Physiotherapy sessions. 

Charity Bake Sale! 

On Monday 25th September, we hosted our first charity bake sale. Our team had spent the weekend rustling up a selection of mouth-watering goodies including cheesecakes, red velvet cakes and millionaire shortbreads!!  

Katharine House Hospice charity lunch 

On Thursday 28th September in our Banbury office we were joined by Jessica Hill, Major Partnerships Manager at Katharine House Hospice. Jessica explained that the charity has 150,000 individuals within their catchment area, who are receiving palliative care of some kind. During the presentation, she was keen to point out that palliative care is not just cancer, but many forms of illnesses that sadly can’t be treated in the long term. The charity does wonderful things to care for all of their patients and relies heavily on the work carried out by their 350+ volunteers. In August 2017, they introduced a 7-day service, which has meant that patients who would otherwise have needed to go to the hospice’s inpatient area could receive care at home. The hospice has 110 members of staff, some of which are the CNS (Clinical Nurse Specialist) team, who made over 3,726 visits and phone calls to patients last year. 

Our current fundraising total is £128.25. If you would like help us support these fantastic charities, please visit our fundraising page.

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