Floral group gives £250 to Hospice at Home nurses
Posted on 15 February 2013
Nurses who care for patients with a life-limiting illness in their own homes were presented with £250 by the Island Flower Group at its monthly meeting in St Peter’s, Broadstairs, earlier this week.
Club Chairman Morven Hammond handed over a cheque to Charmaine Powell and her colleague Katarzyna Sobocinska who are both Hospice At Home service nurses with Pilgrims Hospices.
Mrs Hammond explained: “The money has been collected during the past year by members putting loose change into a large sweet jar at our meetings. It also includes £50 from local historian Barry Wootton who will be giving us a talk at our next meeting and he has donated his fee for that.”
Members were delighted to learn that the money covers the cost of 12.5 hours patient care time by Pilgrims nurses.
Hospices At Home is a service provided by the charity which enables patients, if they wish, to be looked after in their own homes, reducing the need to become an inpatient at hospices in Margate, Canterbury and Ashford.