Just Kamping for Hospice Care

There was a chilled out vibe in the air on the weekend of 8th & 9th June, at the Just Kampers Open Day and Camping Weekender, which raised just under £21,000 for local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

Held in Odiham, in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, this relaxed, family-friendly mini festival celebrated the Camper Van, with many VW’s on show, VW health checks on offer, and lots of people camping over in their Camper Vans and tents, enjoying the live music, fresh food and wide range of stalls selling camping items and clothing from a selection of quality independent traders. Just Kampers offered everyone the chance to meet the team and see their new camping range, and Phyllis Tuckwell held a raffle and silent auction, and ran a bar offering Hogs Back beer and Phyllis Tuckwell’s own 40th anniversary celebratory wine and Prosecco, as well as a retail stall offering VW and vintage goods. The Chef Campers gave cookery demos, and family-friendly activities and games were on offer in the Garden Games Zone.

At its heart, this event is a charity fundraiser, and this year all of the money it raised from camping tickets, trade tickets and visitor donations were kindly given to Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, which provides supportive and end of life care for patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer, in West Surrey and North East Hampshire.

“We would like to thank Just Kampers and everyone who came along to the weekend, for supporting us at this fantastic event and for this generous donation,” said Laura Moody, Events Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “The money they have raised could pay for all of our Living Well services for nearly two weeks. Supporting around 600 patients a year, our Living Well team cares for patients who need help with every day activities, and offers therapies, advice and nursing care to help them cope with the symptoms of their illness and improve their quality of life.”

To find out more about how you could raise money for Phyllis Tuckwell, visit www.pth.org.uk/event-diary.

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