Photo (Ladies Night MH Shop Oct 2017) – Pictured at the Sartori Furnishings Store Milford Haven Ladies Night: back row left to right: Janice and Annie (volunteers), Tracie (Store Manager), Shirley (friend); front row left to right: Rachel (volunteer), Tricia (customer), Nina (Tricia’s Granddaughter) and Sue (volunteer)
The first of many special events was held at Sartori Furnishings at Unit G, Havens Head Retail Park, Milford Haven on Saturday 14th October and raised £305 for Paul Sartori.
Supplied with refreshments and a light buffet, visitors to the ‘Ladies Night’ were presented with a chance to win a range of great raffle prizes, a fashion show featuring volunteers wearing quality garments from the shop, a free face glitter make-over and an exclusive look around the charity shop full with bargains, especially focusing on ladies wear. The air was full of excitement as ladies perused the shop, enjoyed the fashion show and chattered amongst themselves.
Tracie Holland, Store Manager at Sartori Furnishings Milford Haven commented “The evening was a great success – it was lovely to see so many people turn up having a fantastic time. My volunteers were amazing too, they put their hearts and soul into the night and I was so proud of them”. Adding “a lot of them starred on the catwalk, but contributing to the night were Sue Brand, Annie Aziz, Janice Spearing, Rachel Owens, Shirley Harrison, Tricia a good customer and also Nina, Tricia Granddaughter. I certainly couldn’t have done it without them.”
Tracie is keen to organise more special evenings at the store and plans to hold another Ladies Night during Spring 2018, and there are plans to organise a Quiz Night sometime after Christmas. Details on future events can be found on the Paul Sartori website, www.paulsartori.org or by visiting the Paul Sartori Foundation facebook page.
“We have a true community spirt in the Milford Haven Shop and we do know a lot of our customers. We welcome new and old customers to these events and we look forward to the next one”, Tracie concluded.
The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life limiting illness to be cared for at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear.
Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.
Judith Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org, Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service, tel: 01437 763223 (17th October 2017)
Notes to Editors:
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service:
- is particularly keen to dispel the belief that it is a ‘cancer charity’ as this deters people with other life-limiting conditions from contacting the Paul Sartori Foundation (approximately 35% have a non-cancer diagnosis)
- operates an open referral system with over 15% of referrals from patients, family and friends. The biggest referral group is District Nurses, followed by Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and hospital staff
- was established in memory of Father Paul Sartori, a much loved local priest, who recognised a need for hospice care, but unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 39. The Foundation was set up in his memory and provides care to people with any or no faith, and not just Catholics
- charity was registered in 1982 and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2017