To mark the charity’s 35th year, the St Wilfrid’s team held an exciting fundraiser on the 3rd and 4th of July and asked the local community to be a part of it.
2022 marks 35 years of expert care and compassion from the St Wilfrid’s Hospice team. Over 60,000 local people have been supported by St Wilfrid’s since their doors opened and at any one time, St Wilfrid’s are supporting 325 patients, the majority in their own home.
The immediate threat of the COVID-19 pandemic may now be receding, but St Wilfrid’s Hospice nurses, doctors and care teams are dealing with the aftermath of the biggest challenge they have seen in their 35-year history.
The Hospice's clinical teams are supporting more patients in crisis and younger patients with complex treatment needs. These far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the lives of so many in our community for many years to come.
Michael Scott, a long-time supporter of the Hospice and the founder of Lazy Susan, generously pledged £10,000 to the match funding pot. Michael said,
“We were delighted to take the pledge for St Wilfrid’s as even one hour in their care can make the world of difference to a family experiencing the challenges of a terminal illness. We’re looking forward to seeing the final tally in July to see just how much of a difference a local business and our community can make when they come together.”
In the week leading up to the big event, some of the team from Lazy Susan took part in a 'Battle of the Brands' radio quiz, hosted by the fantastic Neale Bateman of local radio station V2 Radio Sussex.
This culminated in a finale hosted at St Wilfrid's, where the team were given a tour of the hospice and shown some of the fantastic work they do, caring for people in our community.