Phyllis Tuckwell supporter Ava Tillyer
recently raised £621.90 for the local Hospice Care charity when she was
sponsored to have her head shaved. Ava took on the challenge to support her sister
Wendy and brother Mark, who have both been diagnosed with cancer. Wendy is
being cared for Phyllis Tuckwell, which provides supportive and end of life
care for patients and families in Surrey and Hampshire who are living with an
advanced or terminal illness, and Mark
is being cared for by Katharine House Hospice in Oxfordshire.
“Both Wendy and Mark have been
unbelievably brave when facing up to their fight with cancer, which they have
both approached with humour and positivity,” said Ava.
“We would like to thank Ava for
taking on this challenge and raising this fantastic amount of money for Phyllis
Tuckwell,” said Samantha West, Community Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “All
of our care is given to our patients and their families free of charge, but as
the NHS/Government only
covers 20% of our costs, we have to raise over £20,000 a day to do this. £621
is enough to pay for nearly a week’s care from one of our counsellors, who can
help our patients and their families cope with the emotional impact of living
with an advanced or terminal illness.”
If you would like to find out
more about Phyllis Tuckwell and how to support its care, visit www.pth.org.uk.