Monday, 9 January 2012

College Charity

Dr Kershaws Hospice visit Jan 2012

Today we (Mo Paul SU President & Gaynor Thorpe SU ) visited Dr Kershaw's Hospice and met with Lisa Pearson, Appeals Manager. We spent some time within the hospice, looking at what activities take part in the day centre, today's activities were craft activities which included painting, sewing, knitting and card making. Some of the day patients told us that painting is very therapeutic.

This bath costs £26,000!
We were shown some of the equipment that is needed here at the hospice. In the picture is a specially designed jacuzzi bath that patients are able to use, it opens from the side for easy access, there's a built in seat, and it can manoeuvre back and forth and up and down. These specialist bath benefit patients and staff from having to bend down too much.

Dr Kershaw's front reception desk has items with you can buy. Items include teddies (featured in the picture) calendars, awareness badges, knitted items and more.

There are lots of different things you can do to help Dr Kershaw's Hospice.
From fund raising activities, donating old mobile phones, coins, jewellery and printer cartridges to volunteering your time at the hospice, from taking part in activities, gardening and volunteering services such as Hair & Holistic service and so much more.

For more information or to register your interest in getting involved and helping out please see Kayleigh Collier or Jenny Bates in the Green Room