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Weekend of Music Boosts Hospice Care Funds

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care has recently been presented with a cheque for an incredible £60,000 from The Rotary Club of Farnborough, organisers of the biennial weekend extravaganza which is Music in the Park.

Held on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July, this year’s was the 10th Music in the Park event and over 5,500 people attended over the weekend. Three fantastic tribute acts, celebrating the music of the Beatles, T-Rex and Madness, rocked the stage on the Saturday, while on the Sunday Motown moved in, bringing smooth, soulful classics, dazzling dance moves and a special guest performance from chart-toppers Hot Chocolate!

As the NHS/Government only covers 20% of Phyllis Tuckwell’s costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all of its services, which are given free of charge to its patients and their families. £60,000 is enough to fund its Living Well service for just over five weeks. Supporting nearly 600 patients a year, its 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.

“We are thrilled that this year’s Music in the Park has raised such a huge amount of money for local Hospice Care,” said Laura Moody, Events Fundraising Manager at Phyllis Tuckwell. “2019 is an important year for us, as it is Phyllis Tuckwell’s 40th anniversary and The Rotary Club of Farnborough’s 60th anniversary, as well as the 10th Music in the Park! We would like to thank the Rotary Club of Farnborough for once again organising such an amazing event in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell, and all of the supporting local Rotary Clubs who volunteered to help over the weekend. Our thanks also go to the event’s sponsors: TAG Farnborough Airport, Village Hotel, Rio Homes & Estates, Branston Adams, RM Carpets, Davies, Blunden & Evans and Blucando, and of course a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who gave their time to help out. We couldn’t do it without you!” To find out more about the other fantastic events which Phyllis Tuckwell is organising to celebrate its 40th anniversary, visit www.pth.org.uk/event-diary.