Rainbow-Coloured Dash Funds Hospice Care
If you were out and about at Frimley Lodge Park on Saturday 31st August, you may have thought you were seeing a human rainbow! Phyllis Tuckwell’s annual Dash of Colour fun run saw over 700 people complete a 5k route to raise money for this local Hospice Care charity, whilst being showered in colourful powder paint!
“This year’s Dash was another huge success and we would like to thank everyone who came along to take part and raise money,” said Gemma Jones, Events Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “We don’t have a final total yet, but we’re hoping that the event has raised over £20,000, which is enough to pay for the whole of our Living Well service for nearly two weeks. Supporting around 600 patients a year, our Living Well team cares for patients who need help with every day activities, offering them therapies, advice and nursing care to help them cope with the symptoms of their illness and improve their quality of life. Our thanks also go to our wonderful sponsors, Cane Adam, Branston Adams, DCSL Software, Fluor, The Patio Black Spot Removal Company and Projectfive, as well as to our fantastic volunteers who helped on the day.”
Phyllis Tuckwell provides supportive and end of life care to patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer, in West Surrey and North East Hampshire. It supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers every day – in their homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to do this, and relies heavily on the support and generosity of the local community.
To find out about other fundraising events that Phyllis Tuckwell has lined up, visit www.pth.org.uk/event-diary.