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Tea party raises hundreds for appeal

Guests enjoy tea, cakes and a raffle at the Trinity Tea Party hosted by Sherral Shires of South Shore

Guests enjoy tea, cakes and a raffle at the Trinity Tea Party hosted by Sherral Shires of South Shore

A tea party held to raise money for our Hospice Heroes appeal has raised an incredible £750.

Sherral Shires held the event in her garden on Helmsdale Road, South Shore, which attracted scores of people who stayed for a cuppa and cakes for the afternoon.

Sherral opened up her home for the Trinity Tea Party after her husband, David, died at Trinity Hospice four years ago, aged 67.

She said: “The party was absolutely amazing and I just want to thank everyone who made it a success.

“We had probably about 50 people at the house, and it was such a beautiful afternoon many of them stayed.

“I can’t believe it has raised so much – it’s a massive amount of money for tea, cakes and a raffle.”

Sherrla, 67, volunteers at Trinity, on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

The hospice is in the final stages of the biggest refurbishment its had in its 29 years.

We are raising £200,000 to put towards the work with our Hospice Heroes campaign, which is being put together with a £280,000 grant from the Department of Health.

Sherral 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.”

 

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