Pictured at the Sartori’s Neyland at the Ladies Night, Volunteers (left to right): Maggie, Jane and Celia
The volunteer team at Sartori’s Neyland Store have been busy for months preparing for their much anticipated, and popular Summer Ladies Night! And finally the doors were flung open for judicious ladies on Wednesday 6th June! And what a beautiful evening it was, in not only raising £1,277.35 for Paul Sartori, but also made even more special by the beautifully sunny evening. And, of course, what a wonderful excuse for a bit of retail therapy!
The Ladies Nights in Neyland, which occurs twice a year, are, by the nature of the size of shop, only open to guests upon invitation. It is well-supported by regular customers to the shop and locals alike. The prudent shoppers are welcomed into the store; greeted with a complimentary drink and given exclusive shopping rights to the wears on offer. It has to be mentioned, that an excellent range of quality designer clothes were on offer (some clothes that have never been worn) and there were many bargains to be had! The air was full of excitement throughout the evening as ladies perused the shop for good-buys, supported other shoppers and casually chattered amongst themselves.
Maggie John and other volunteers at Sartori’s Neyland had a wonderful evening, Maggie commented “I love these evenings – it is wonderful to see everybody! The atmosphere is very special – I look forward to them from the moment I start planning and putting quality items away. I can’t wait for the next one! We (volunteers) all like to get involved and a lot of time goes in to preparing for the event, but it is worth it!”
“The special thing about these evenings is that we provide a relaxed atmosphere for our ladies to enjoy shopping for themselves. It is a relaxed atmosphere which they share with their friends, while having a glass of wine and leaving with a bargain, or two!” added Maggie. “We have a great community spirt in the Neyland as well and it was great to see so many locals out supporting Paul Sartori. We are already looking forward to the next one,” Maggie 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 (7th June 2018)
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 celebrated its 35th anniversary during 2017-2018