Quiz Supports Hospice Care

A quiz held at Heath End Village Hall has raised over £1,700 for two local Hospice Care charities – Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Farnham and St Michael’s Hospice in Basingstoke.

124 participants took part in the quiz, which was organised by locals Rosemary Harle and Rosemarie Pomroy, both of whom have had personal experience of the care that the charities provide.  Rosemary’s husband, Bob, died last year, and was cared for throughout his illness by staff and volunteers at St Michael’s Hospice, while Rosemarie’s father-in-law spent the last days of his life on the In-Patient Unit at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, where he and his family received help and support at this difficult time.

The quizzers came armed with drinks and nibbles, with some even bringing along cool boxes and setting out three-course picnics in the hall! With starters, mains and desserts all accompanied – and possibly assisted – by a selection of alcoholic beverages, the teams showed off their general knowledge to battle it out for the top spot.

An auction was also held, during an interval between quiz rounds. Many fantastic prizes were on offer, including three which gained a great deal of interest: a weekend’s use of a Mercedes C Class Cabriolet, an F-Type Jaguar and a Land Rover Evoque Sports Utility, all of which were donated by the Sandown Mercedes Dealership and Harwoods Land Rover & Jaguar Dealership in Basingstoke. Other prizes, such as lunch at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst, afternoon tea at Rosebourne Garden Centre, a golf lesson with Steve Ward at Bishopswood Golf Club, a wine tasting session at Majestic Wines, personal training with Chris Turvey-Evans, a beautiful hamper and a family day class at Wellington Country Park were also hugely popular and enthusiastically bid for. After the quiz, the evening was rounded off with a raffle with generous prizes donated by many small businesses in the local area. 

“We’re so pleased that the evening was such a fun-filled event, with everyone having a great time,” said Rosemary and Rosemarie. “Our thanks go to all those who donated prizes for the auction and raffle, and everyone who bid and bought tickets. In total, we raised £1,737, which will be divided equally between Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and St Michael’s Hospice.” 

“We would like to thank Rosemary and Rosemarie for organising this event, and everyone who came along to take part,” said Leanne Magee, Community Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care. “This money could fund one of our Hospice Care at Home nurses for just under a week. These nurses care for patients who have chosen to spend their last days at home, visiting them as needed, and offering their families emotional support too.”

To find out how you can support Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, visit www.pth.org.uk/supporting-the-hospice.

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