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Doctors and nurses pour the tea for hospice drive

The Crescent Surgery at Cleveleys Health Centre held a tea party to raise funds for our Hospice Heroes campaign. Pictured enjoying a brew are staff members L-R: Oonagh Potts, Dr Ian Eccleston, Helen Smith, Angela Wood, Chris Potts and Kathryn Corner.

The Crescent Surgery at Cleveleys Health Centre held a tea party to raise funds for our Hospice Heroes campaign. Pictured enjoying a brew are staff members L-R: Oonagh Potts, Dr Ian Eccleston, Helen Smith, Angela Wood, Chris Potts and Kathryn Corner.

A tea party at a doctors’ surgery has helped raise more than £300 for our Hospice Heroes campaign.

Staff at The Crescent surgery, based at Cleveleys Health Centre, put on tea, coffee and cakes for patients and passers-by in support of our appeal, which is supporting Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice.

Nurse practitioner Oonagh Potts said: “It was a really good event which raised £305. It was very successful.

“We just really wanted to raise awareness of and support Trinity who we work very closely with.

“A lot of the girls had made some cakes which we gave out for a donation, and I think we probably had about 60 people through the doors.”

The event was organised by practice nurse Jean Johnson.

The Trinity Tea Parties have been widely popular across the Fylde Coast, and support our campaign to raise £200,000 for a massive refurbishment at Trinity and Brian House.

As well as brightening up the whole hospice, which turns 30 next year, we are helping to pay for the creation of single rooms on the inpatient unit.

Another tea party is being planned for the end of the month by South Shore resident Sherral Shires.

Trinity is a charity very close to her heart after her husband, David, died there four years ago aged 67.

Sherral, who volunteers at the hospice as well as the Trinity Hospice shop on Red Bank Road, Bispham, is hosting a tea party at her home on Helmsdale Road on May 31.

She said: “At the moment I’m expecting about 40 people to visit throughout the afternoon, so I’ve got some of the girls from the shop and other friends helping me out.”

Sherral, 67, said already the work we have helped pay for has made a lot of difference at Trinity, on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

She added: “I think unless you have someone in there, you don’t really appreciate how magnificent Trinity really is.

“When David was in there was mainly only four-bedded rooms and the hospice was dated, but the care was absolutely marvellous. I think having separate bedrooms will make a lot of difference and the way they’ve decorated the main corridor is fantastic.”

 

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