Thank you to everyone who has supported the Charity in 2016
As I reflect on the past year at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, the overwhelming impression I have is of a community coming together to support its Hospice in spite of economic pressures, increased competition for donations, and the hectic pace of modern life.
People are increasingly time-poor – yet we have many committed and generous volunteers who give their time, week in, week out, to help the Charity do its work of fundraising for the Hospice, and to give comfort to and serve patients and their families in the Hospice itself.
Members of our community from all walks of life and of all ages give their time and effort to fundraise for us, whether through joining an event like Midnight Walk, or organising a coffee morning or volunteering in our Shops. Some skydive, some run, some cycle, some knit, some bake; the variety is really amazing, and so is the effort that supporters put into everything they do for the Hospice.
People have many demands on their finances, from rising bills to requests from other charities, local, national or global, and yet so many are willing to sponsor friends to do a challenge in aid of the Hospice, or can find a few pounds for a collecting bucket, or write a cheque to say thank you for the care our teams have given their family member or friend.
The achievements of our staff, volunteers, donors and fundraisers are a powerful testament to the innate kindness of human beings. But we can tell that many people give so much to our Charity because they have been so touched themselves by the kindness of the nurses and volunteers in the Hospice, who know just what to say and do to bring comfort and reassurance at what is surely the most testing of times.
On behalf of my team here, I offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported the Hospice and helped us to help people in our community for another year.
Sue Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity
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