Tuesday 29th September 2009 by C. Freeman
Thanks to everyone who donated to today's mufti day funds. The total of £1231.86 will be donated to Lakelands Hospice which is running its annual week-long fundraising campaign. This involves Lakelands staff, volunteers, local companies and supporters getting involved in fundraising during the last week of September.
The money raised by students and staff at Brooke Weston will be put to good use, as the hospice hopes to raise £10,000 during Lakelands Week to get their planned 'Hospice at Home' service operational.
Fundraising manager, Jodie Jelley, said: 'Lakelands Hospice plans to expand its current services to offer Hospice at Home care during the night. Patients should be given choice about where they wish to die and we hope to link in with other services to provide a complete package of care. Research shows that 60% of people would like to die or be cared for in their own home and if patients wish to die at home then the services need to be in place to allow that to happen. If you know of anyone who is a full time carer, you will be more than familiar with the pressures of providing 24-hour care. Lakelands Hospice at Home service will alleviate this pressure and will provide much-needed respite for the carer.
'Lakelands Week has been an annual event for many years and Brooke Weston have been long standing supporters of the fundraising week. The money donated by Brooke Weston will go to help people living with cancer and heart failure, helping us expand the services we can offer them.'