Rothbury WI's Fundraiser for HospiceCare North Northumberland

Fundraising for HospiceCare North Northumberland
raised of £1,000 target
by 131 supporters
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Raising funds for HospiceCare North Northumberland, 5 September 2023
We deliver palliative and end-of-life care to adults who have life-limiting illnesses


Why we are Supporting HospiceCare

Rothbury WI chose to support HospiceCare this year because it provides a vital local service. We decided to do a secret skinny dip to raise much-needed funds for HospiceCare after it had been suggested as a joke at one of our meetings earlier in the year- only to find that several members said they would do it - so the Secret Skinny Dip Event was born!

As a demure group of ladies, the exact date and location of the skinny dip is being kept top secret, but we promise to take a post-event photograph to prove that we have kept to our word. We have set ourselves a target to raise £1,000, but we would love to smash through that figure - and with your support, we can do that! So please give what you can - no matter what size of donation large or small - EVERY penny counts. The money we raise this year will contribute towards helping local families such as these:

"Your fantastic team recently looked after my mum in her final days and we cannot thank you enough. They are the most incredible, caring, and special people and they made a massive difference to her and us in her last days. We feel very lucky to have had their care for her and were very surprised to hear that you are a charity-run organisation." (Hospice at Home)

"Your Hospice care team was professional at all times. Treated both my husband and I with the utmost respect and understanding. Made a very sad time bearable as they did everything they could to make my husband comfortable." (Hospice at Home)

About HospiceCare North Northumberland

HospiceCare delivers person-centered Hospice at Home end-of-life care services across North Northumberland, offering practical and emotional care and support to adults aged 18 years and over living with a terminal illness, requiring palliative input. Care is provided within a person’s home by our specially trained nursing team & hospice support workers and delivered 365 days a year, day or night, planned or in a crisis situation All care services are delivered free of charge. This year HospiceCare's running costs are expected to be around £1m, receiving just a 5% contribution from the NHS - the rest has to be generated from fundraising, donations, legacies, and their charity shops. More information can be found on our website:

Thank you to Margaret Whittaker for the photos. © Margaret Whittaker.

About the charity

HospiceCare provides emotional and practical care & support in N. Northumberland to adults 18 & over & their families with a life-limiting illness requiring palliative input, through our hospice at home, family/bereavement & dementia support services. Our care is delivered free at the point of need.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £483.75 Gift Aid
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