Go Quackers for Hospice Care!
30th April 2015
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Phyllis Tuckwell has been chosen by the Rotary of Farnham Weyside as the benefitting charity for the upcoming Great Farnham Duck Race 2015, which will be held on Saturday 2nd May at Gostrey Meadow, in Farnham.

Buy a ticket and join the flock to see if your duck can speed past the others to secure first place!! Tickets are just £1 each, and are on sale now at the Phyllis Tuckwell shop in Farnham and from the reception of the Hospice on Waverley Lane. You can also buy them on the day at Gostrey Meadow. 

Festivities will begin at 10am, with a range of Phyllis Tuckwell stalls selling plants and homemade cards, a children’s tombola and other charity stalls – so why not pop down early and pick up a few bargains before the races kick off?

The first duck race will start at 12 noon, with the fastest duck in each heat winning its ticket holder £20. The top ducks from each heat will then be entered into the grand final, with the winning duck securing the top prize of £250 for its ticket holder!

The money raised by the sale of Duck Race tickets will go to Phyllis Tuckwell and other rotary charities. Fundraising events such as this are hugely important to Phyllis Tuckwell, a local charity which provides supportive and end of life care for adult patients and families affected by cancer or other serious progressive illnesses. Every day it supports over 250 patients and relatives, through a mix of medical care, nursing, therapies, counselling, social work and practical support. However, as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £15,000 a day to be able to offer all these services, and relies heavily on the support and generosity of the local community to do this.

So support your local Hospice Care charity this weekend and go quackers at the Duck Race!

Phyllis Tuckwell and the Rotary of Farnham Weyside would like to thank the Farnham Herald for kindly sponsoring this event.

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Phyllis Tuckwell

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For over 35 years Phyllis Tuckwell has been supporting and caring for patients and families who have been given the worst possible news in West Surrey & North East Hampshire. We rely on the support of...

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