An impressive £45,000 was raised at St Wilfrid’s Hospice summer lunch.
More than 400 guests attended the lunch – held in a marquee at the Saffrons with 60 pupils from Eastbourne College working as waiters and providing musical entertainment – which also marked the opening stages of the new hospice being built at Broadwater Way.
Rosemary Ross, a trustee of the Hospice, told guests that the purpose of the lunch was to raise much needed funds to equip and furnish the 10 additional rooms provided within the new hospice; to raise awareness that the new facility will be a resource for everyone in the community.
Kara Bishop, St Wilfrid’s chief executive, said, “The care we provide is free for patients but it is not free to provide.
“We trust that this splendid lunch has not only been hugely enjoyable, but also enlightening in regard to our needs and aspirations.”
The money raised will go a long way towards equipping two of the new bedrooms.
To support St.Wilfrid’s Hospice, either financially or as a volunteer, please contact Mary Lacey on 01323 637867 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.