05/07/12....Hospice charity's big, sunny 'thank you' to Thame -
The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) has extended a big 'thank you' to the people of Thame, after their contributions to street collections across the area during 'sunny sunflower month', helped raise over £760.00.
Last week, Sunny Sunflower came to Sainsburys in Thame High Street and despite the current financial climate, customers were out in force and happy to donate to the cause - and pick up a free cake recipe courtesy of celebrity chef Lotte Duncan, who once again kindly lent her support to the month.
Commenting on the money raised, Claire White of FNHC said: “On behalf of everyone involved with the Charity, I would like to say a very big 'thank you' to local people – your kind donations really will make a big difference. Over £760.00 was raised in total, which is the equivalent of funding seven patient appointments at our Lymphoedema Clinic. This specialist clinic helps reduce swelling, pain and discomfort in the limbs often associated with cancer, through massage and bandaging.”
She added: “Also, I must say a very big thank you to our volunteers who gave up their time to help support the appeal on the day. We are always in need of an extra pair of hands, particularly with our busy calendar of events, so if you are able to support the Charity by volunteering just a couple of hours a week or every now and then, please give Sue Jenkins, our Volunteer Services Manager a call on 01296 332600.”
To find out more about the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, which needs to raise over £600,000 this year to help keep essential Hospice services running for local families affected by life-limiting illness, visit www.fnhospice.org.uk.
JOIN THE MIDNIGHT WALK
On Saturday, July 14, Florence Nightingale’s third Midnight Walk is taking place – the Charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year which has so far raised over £120,000 since it started in 2010. It’s not too late to take part. Visit www.gemstonewalk.co.uk to download an entry form and information about the two routes available – a six or 13-mile walking challenge or contact 01296 429975. So far 580 ladies have signed up to take on the walk, which will see them pounding the streets of Aylesbury from Midnight - pink flashing bunny ears in tow. The fun starts at 10.00pm from Aylesbury College.
All funds raised will support the work of the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.