Afternoon Tea for Hospice Care

Afternoon Tea for Hospice Care

Caption: Milly Bryant, President of Aldershot Inner Wheel, along with District Chairman Jan Clark and other colleagues of Aldershot Inner Wheel, present a cheque for £500 to Leanne Magee, Community Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

 

Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care has recently been presented with a cheque for £500, from members of Aldershot Inner Wheel.

Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s service organisations in the world. Members of Aldershot Inner Wheel meet monthly, finding long-lasting friendships at its welcoming club, and promoting its three objectives of friendship, personal service and international understanding. Together they fundraise, serving the local community and having fun at the events which they organise.

The £500 which they presented to Phyllis Tuckwell was raised by a very successful afternoon tea which Aldershot Inner Wheel held in June, which was well attended by its own members as well as members of other local Inner Wheel clubs, together with friends and family. The money will help fund the supportive and end of life care which Phyllis Tuckwell offers to patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer, in West Surrey and North East Hampshire. £500 could pay for three days’ care from one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s Complementary Therapists, who offer gentle, non-invasive treatments such as massage, aromatherapy and meditation, which can help to restore balance and relieve symptoms such as pain, insomnia, stress and anxiety.

“We would like to thank Milly, Jan and all the members of the Inner Wheel who helped to raise such a fantastic amount of money,” said Leanne Magee, Community Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “As the NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, we have to raise over £20,000 a day to offer all of our services, and so donations such as this are very important and much appreciated.”

“We have had a long association with Phyllis Tuckwell and have always helped and supported them,” said Milly Bryant, President of Aldershot Inner Wheel. “We really enjoyed organising this Afternoon Tea and are so pleased that it raised such a wonderful sum of money.”

Every day, Phyllis Tuckwell supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – through medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. To find out more about how you help support its care, visit www.pth.org.uk.