The Paul Sartori Foundation, Pembrokeshire’s only Hospice at Home Service is hosting a very special memorial service on the 18th April 2017 at 1pm at St David & St Patrick Catholic Church, Haverfordwest to celebrate the origins of the Foundation and its namesake Father Paul Sartori.
The service will include eulogies from the Sartori Family and performances from Lynne Kelleher, organist; Julie Conybeare playing the clarinet and a solo by Emily Nicholas all giving up their time to attend this special occasion.
A silent walk will follow the service to remember Father Paul Sartori to the new Head Office for those who can make it. Light refreshments will be provided at the new Head Office, Paul Sartori House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest and parking is available at Rifflemans Car Park to the rear of the offices for those coming by car.
Father Paul Sartori, a Haverfordwest-based Parish Priest, saw a need for hospice care in Pembrokeshire. Shortly after recognising the need he unfortunately became ill himself and died from cancer at the age of 39, in 1980. His inspiration moved a small group of his local parishioners, and in his memory friends strived to bring his ideas to fruition and so the Paul Sartori Foundation came about.
“In May 1981, Paul Sartori Foundation was formed, initially with a home care service team of 6 carers; 35 years ago in 1982, the Foundation became a registered charity. Shortly afterwards funding was granted for a nurse, Carmel Gould, who was also one of the Foundation’s founding members,” explained Sandra Dade, Charity Manager of the Paul Sartori Foundation, adding “This memorial service is a great opportunity for us all to come together to celebrate an extraordinary man and the inspiration for our renowned Hospice at Home Service.”