Patients of St Luke’s Hospice will benefit from more than £1,000 raised through the efforts of staff members of Manorcourt Homecare.
The team, from the Thurrock branch in Whitehall Lane, has been fundraising throughout the year for St Luke’s Hospice, which provides specialist care for those with an advanced disease who require end of life care, either in the hospice and in the patient’s own home.
“Over the year, we’ve had various events at our office such as ‘open days’, where we’ve sold tea and cakes, as well as holding raffles and tombolas. We had a fundraiser at Halloween, where children from nurseries visited us in fancy dress and we judged their costumes, and we also welcomed Santa at Christmas. Supporting the hospice is very important to us, so we will continue to raise money hospice in the future.”
Manorcourt Homecare provides care services for people in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, who wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. It is managed by East Anglian care provider, Healthcare Homes, and its teams spend more than 15,000 hours in the community each week. As well as Manorcourt Homecare, Healthcare Homes has 23 care homes in its portfolio.
Anita Whelan, Community Fundraiser at St Luke’s Hospice, said: “We are extremely grateful to Manorcourt Homecare and especially to Lavena, Sandra Dale and the team in Thurrock for their amazing donation. It will make a real difference to the care we will be able to give our patients. It is really encouraging for us to know, given the current economic climate, that the work we do is valued by Manorcourt Homecare, who are also working in the heart of our community.’
Healthcare Homes Chief Executive, Richard Clough said: “We are very proud of Lavena and her team for the sterling work they have done in raising this wonderful amount for St Luke’s Hospice and their commitment to raising even more in the future. We are sure the money will be of great benefit to the patients of the hospice.”