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To our supporters

Thank you

From all of us at Prospect Hospice

The care we offer to patients and their families costs around £9m every year - and seventy-two percent of this is raised through the support of our community.

Below is a selection of the many people who have raised money for us. If you’ve raised money for us and would like to get in touch, please contact us on 01793 816161 or email fundraising&events@prospect-hospice.net.

Thank you Oriental Aroma

Local school children from Royal Wootton Bassett have again been treated to a delicious lunch by the team at Oriental Aroma in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The annual event continues to support the work of the hospice, raising a fantastic £768 this year. This year’s total means that James Huynh and his team at Oriental Aroma have raised over £21,000 since the event started over ten years ago.

Children from Wootton Bassett Infants and Brook Field Primary visited the restaurant earlier this month and were taught about the Chinese New Year, as well as being shown how to use chopsticks and napkin origami.

Thank you to the local schools for continuing to show their support for the event and a huge thank you to James and the team at the Oriental Aroma for running the event, free of charge, every year. Not only does the lunch provide a great educational experience for the schools who attend, it raises vital funds for the hospice in the process.

Thank you Sytner Mercedes

Sytner Mercedes chose Prospect Hospice as their charity of the year for 2019. They’ve raised £1,245 through fundraising events, including monthly dress down days, tuck shop, beauty exchanges, bake offs and lots more. Staff also help us maintain our Bluebell Walk in the hospice garden.

Thank you T.D. Williamson

Thank you to the team at T.D. Williamson for coming to see us this week and dropping of some amazing gifts for our patients who will be staying with us over the Christmas period. The big read boxes included a range of toiletries as well as a bundle of chocolates and games to keep them entertained. They also handed over a huge cheque for over £4,800 for the money they’ve raised for the hospice over the last year.

Thank you to Legal & General Homes

Thank you to Legal & General Homes (and Clint pictured above) who have picked us to benefit from their token box. The box is situates at their Cross Trees Development and visitors to their market suite are asked to pop their tokens in the box to vote for their chosen charity. The one with the most votes will receive a donation of £1,000, second place receives a £600 donation and third place will be donated £400. Visitors have until 31 December to cast their vote so, if you’re thinking of moving house in the new year, pop along, have a look around and pop a token in our box.

Thank you Quick Move Now

Thank you to the team at Quick Move Now who popped into the hospice give us an early Christmas present of a huge donation of £3,650. They also brought even better new with them as they also announced they’ve chose Prospect Hospice as their charity of the year for 2020. This will involve staff both fundraising and volunteering for us so we look forward to seeing more of them next year.

Thank you Honda

We were delighted to see Stuart from Honda when he came to visit us this week to handover a large donation of Christmas hampers to hospice fundraiser, Sally Bere. Prospect Hospice has been lucky enough to benefit from the generous donation of Honda hampers for many years and in that time we have raised over £1,000 through raffling them at the hospice over Christmas time.

The staff at Honda have been supporting Prospect Hospice for over 20 years and to date have raised over £27,000. A big thank you to all Honda employees, past and present, for their continued support.

Thank you Arval

Thank you the dedicated team of Arval employees who cycled from their office in the Netherlands to their office at Windmill Hill. The journey took over three days but they still made a quick stop off to see us before finally resting up.

In addition to sponsorship for the ride, the cyclists and support crew held a number of fundraising events over two months including cakes sales, a dress swap, bingo, faffles, collections, ans a dress down day.

Prospect Hospice enjoys a fantastic relationship with Arval and each month we are proud to be part of their onboarding programme which sees a number of staff volunteering in our retail distribution centre.

Thank you Aiden and Kasie-Louise

Nine year old Aiden Stacey and his fifteen year old sister Kasie-Louise have taken an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising this Christmas by designing and making cards to sell in aid of Prospect Hospice.

The pair created the thirty festively funny cards and sold them for a suggested donation of £2 each, raising £111 in total for the hospice. Having spent just £23 on their materials, Aiden and Kasie-Louise were very pleased with their return and even more pleased to hand the donation over to the hospice.

After seeing how their Nanny was cared for on our inpatient unit back in June, Aiden and Kasie-Louise were inspired to do something to give back to the hospice and partnered up to produce the cards.

When handing over his donation, Aiden said: “We wanted to do this for the hospice because of how nice they were. They looked after our Nanny really well.”

After being presented with the generous donation, events and community manager, Amy Francombe explained to them both how much of a difference the money would make and the amount they had raised would pay for around 22 patient meals. Mum, Hayley was thrilled with this and described her mum, Denella’s delight at being able to eat whatever she wanted in her last days at Prospect Hospice. Hayley said: “When mum could still eat she had the choice of anything she wanted and she chose a prawn cocktail and steak. She would always talk about this and was very pleased at being able to eat whatever she liked, whenever she liked.”

Thank you Asda Walmart

Thank you to the team as Asda Walmart which donated this wonderful hamper for us to raffle at our Prospect Does Strictly event in November. Pictured above is store charity champion Jane handing the hamper over to Lisa in our fundraising team.

Thank you Dave

Following a friend’s stay in the hospice, Dave Roberts decided he would like to raise money to enable others to have the same level of care, as he found the hospice truly inspirational. So Dave’s fourth, yes fourth, marathon was the ideal chance.

Originally Dave had decided to run the Manchester Marathon in April 2019 but in February he sustained an achilles injury and could not run. He decided to transfer his place to the Bournemouth Marathon in October enabling his injury to heal. It meant that he did not have as much training under his belt as he would have hoped but after a physio visit and some robust strapping he was determined to run with the aim of achieving a personal best of under four hours.

At mile 15 the pain in his achilles returned and he hit the dreaded wall. The last eleven miles involved running, walking and lots of stretching. He was determined to complete the marathon to thank those who had supported him, and finished in an impressive four hours and 36 minutes.

So after four marathons and nineteen half marathons, will he be running anymore? Yes. Three half marathons are already on the cards for 2020 and ideally a place at the London Marathon 2021.

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