By Kathryn Craven
This month I would like to start by sharing with you a couple of excerpts from our most recent Hospice stories submitted to our website. St Leonard’s touches people’s lives in many different ways and I feel these excerpts really demonstrate this:
A Hospice sounds like a scary place to be, but believe me when I say that it isn’t. Without St Leonard’s Hospice and its Sunflower Centre, I don’t think I would be here today. I really cannot thank them enough. The love, care and support I have received has been truly life-saving. I am surrounded by amazing staff and volunteers who I now call my friends. I walk through the doors and my world changes. It is full of love, light and happiness and it has helped my live my life to the full.
Gerry sadly passed away on the 7th May 2016 and in October of 2018; I was accepted as a volunteer Receptionist at the Hospice. It is a place of dedication, love, compassion and support and is not to be feared. Thank you St Leonard’s Hospice.
In other news, there are some really great fundraising activities happening at the moment including our very own St Leonard’s Hospice Coffee Blend! This special edition coffee has been kindly created by York Coffee Emporium, and can be purchased from their website (https://yorkemporium.co.uk/products/st-leonards-hospice-coffee-blend) £1 from every 100g of the coffee sold will be donated to the Hospice so if coffee is your thing, why not give it a try?
I am also delighted to announce that we have a really exciting fundraiser in Ryedale on Friday 12th July at the delightful Feversham Arms Hotel in Helmsley. Join us for an afternoon with star of television and antique expert Caroline Hawley. Enjoy a drink on arrival from 12 noon followed by a delicious two-course lunch and tea or coffee. Then sit back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings whilst listing to Caroline’s tales from the antique world. Following Caroline’s talk, she will be offering valuations so if you have an object you have always wanted to know more about this is your chance! Tickets can be purchased online at the Hospice website, by phone on 01904 777 777 and also directly from The Feversham Arms Hotel.
Have a lovely (hopefully sunny) June, and I will see you again in August with some news about our Sunflower Arts Festival!