Penrhyn Court residents raise £22,000 for St David’s hospice

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Residents of Penrhyn Court, a BUPA Goldsborough Estates development in Penrhyn Bay, started fundraising in 2007 for St David’s Hospice.

Over the years they have organised coffee mornings, tombolas, raffles and auctions held in the residents lounge.

Magie MacCarthy, resident and member of the fundraising team at Penrhyn Court said: “We chose St David’s Hospice as our adopted charity when some of our residents had treatment there and some also ended their days there.

“We know all monies that go to the Hospice will be used for the Hospice care and will not be lost in admin. The Hospice was built for locals and run by locals”.

The residents’ most recent event raised £1587.50 for the Hospice at their annual coffee morning bringing the total raised to over £22,000.

Hospice care provides emotional, physical and spiritual support for the patient and their loved ones. All care is free of charge. St David’s Hospice, a registered charity, is an adult palliative care facility serving all of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey) and is based in Llandudno.

Wendy Clark, Community Fundraising Team Leader said: “The people at Penrhyn Court are so supportive of the Hospice. We are really grateful to everyone, so much effort is put into the fundraising events and we are really thankful”.

With only 25% of its clinical running cost (£1.9 million) funded by the Welsh Government and Local Health Board, the Hospice relies heavily on the generosity of the local community.

For further information about St David’s Hospice and its services go to www.stdavidshospice.org.uk.