It’s our 30th birthday year and a huge thank you to the Local press who have given us such good coverage in the newspapers for our special birthday. The date of our birthday was 23rd July, and during this week we had 2 very special events:- PARTY – firstly we hired a marquee on the village green for a party for our staff and volunteers. The event was attended by over 350 people and we had our long service awards, with a special mention to Gill Wendelken and Barbara Allen, both who have achieved 30 years service – what an incredible achievement and contribution to the Hospice. We had hog roast, puds, drinks and music and dancing. It was a great event, and all funded from people who wanted to give to the staff and volunteers. The event also couldn’t have happened without the hard work of so many.
Birthday service – we held our 30th Birthday service at St John’s church on the green. It was a wonderful service with contributions from the Hospice Choir, Emily an amazing local singer, staff doing readings and Dr Dorothy Evans ( was Rule) who was a local GP and one of the founders working closely with Joan Mathews spoke with passion about her work in setting up the Hospice and the work it does. Thank you Graham ( our Chaplain) for the service and Anne Brown for organising everything including the cream teas afterwards. Graham received ( much to his embarrassment) his own 20 year long service award.