Nurses at Princess Alice Hospice need stamina and commitment to achieve what they have during the past year. Now some of them are about to go one step further. Not one but two teams of clinical staff have signed up for the Snowdon at Night challenge to raise funds for the Hospice.
Senior Staff Nurse and Night Team Leader at the Hospice, Jayne Nelson, and her team of Night Avengers have been training by walking up and down Box Hill, while In-Patient Unit manager, Keetje Gull, is donning her trainers to get some steps in before the big event.
Jayne told us. ”During a very busy night shift we decided we needed a fun challenge and something to look forward to. We decided to combine that with supporting the Hospice so took up the Snowdon at Night challenge. We’ve been trekking up and down Box Hill to do some training, wearing our Hospice T-shirts and the support from the public has been amazing. We are keeping fit, having fun and raising funds. What could be better?”
Senior Partnerships Lead, Claire Woodward, said, “As if they don’t do enough for us! We’re so impressed with our nurses, they’re great. Good luck to the Night Avengers and thank you for taking on such a challenge for the Hospice.”
If you’d like to see how the Night Avengers are doing for the event which takes place on 22 May, you can check out their JustGiving page here.
It costs over £10.1 million each year for the Hospice to provide its free, high-quality care. As a charity, only 24% of their income comes from NHS sources. If you’d like to take on a challenge to support Princess Alice Hospice, you can find details on the website www.pah.org.uk/events.
Princess Alice Hospice: For Compassion. For Excellence. For People. For Living.
Princess Alice Hospice has, for more than 30 years, provided free, high-quality, specialist end of life care to tens of thousands of people across a large part of Surrey, south west London and Middlesex. Today, at any one time, Hospice nurses, doctors and other specialist staff are looking after more than 800 people in need. The Hospice’s mission is to reach out to even more people by delivering outstanding care to those that need it. To enable us to do this, we will rely on the commitment and support of our communities who help us to raise vital funds.
£10.1 million is needed each year to provide these vital and much-needed services. With limited NHS funding, 76% must be generated by fundraising, retail operations, donations and legacies.
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