Local Hospice Care charity, Phyllis Tuckwell, was delighted to receive a generous donation from SC Johnson on behalf of an SCJ employee, who cared for one of Phyllis Tuckwell’s patients.
Betty Snelling, who was the primary carer for Christine Garty for over two years, was awarded the donation when a colleague at SC Johnson nominated her for their employer’s Community Service Awards. SC Johnson hold the awards annually, to recognise employees who have made a valuable contribution to society through a charity or not-for-profit organisation. The top prize is a donation of £3,000 contribution to the charity designated by the recipient. Betty was announced as the winner at the company’s Christmas party, and was presented with a cheque to give to Phyllis Tuckwell.
Betty, who met Christine at a breast cancer support group, was her primary carer for over two years, and Christine relied on her increasingly as her illness progressed.
“Betty was a regular visitor to our In-Patient Unit,” said Julie, one of the nurses at Phyllis Tuckwell. “She was always popping in to visit, bringing lots of smiles and much comfort to Christine. We would like to thank her very much for generously donating this money to Phyllis Tuckwell – is it so kind of her, and it will be put to good use helping to fund the services which we provide for our patients and their families.”
£3,000 could fund a nurse on Phyllis Tuckwell’s In-Patient Unit (IPU) for over a month. Each IPU nurse can care for up to five patients, offering round-the-clock nursing care, and providing comfort and support to both patients and their families, at a time when they need it most.
If you would like to find out more about the care which Phyllis Tuckwell provides, visit www.pth.org.uk
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