Along with a cake sale a Just Giving page, donations in buckets, sponsor money from the ‘ballet display’ and donations from her late father, Sam’s funeral collection a grand total of £1,626.71 was raised. Clare is understandably delighted and proud to have achieved this excellent total saying: “Severn Hospice have a ‘Hospice at Home’ team and they visit patients and their families in the privacy of their own home. They were enormously helpful to my Mum, Rita when she was anxious about what foods to give Dad. His diet was extremely important in the latter stages of his illness.
“I cannot thank the service team here at Greenhous Renault enough for really getting behind this event and to friends and family who helped bake the cakes. The boys are ready to use their leg warmers in the workshop as the weather gets colder. I am not sure about the Tutus though!”
Lucy Ruff is the fund raising manager at the Severn Hospice and she was on hand to receive the cheque from Clare and Rita, who is holding a photograph of Sam. Lucy reiterated the importance of the work of the charity and how much donations matter to them: “More than 2,000 patients were referred to us last year. Each year more of our patients are choosing to receive care at home. Our Hospice at Home team now cares for more people in their own homes than ever before; and now cares for almost as many people in their own beds as in the beds on our wards. We are proud that 89 pence of every pound raised goes directly to provide our care services. The money raised by Clare and Rita will go towards our Hospice at Home provision.”