Hook CP School held a Harvest Festival Auction in October 2017 and pictured receiving a cheque from the School’s Super Ambassadors, Liam Miller and Isabel Bown-Gainfort, is Toni Dorkings, Community Fundraiser for the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service.
Toni said “It was a pleasure to attend the auction and receive so much support from the children, staff and families who were all very generous in their bidding”.
The charity is passionate about the services they deliver and they continue to be available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The support 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. The range of services it now provides includes home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.
Further information on the charity, its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.
Sara Alderman, firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service, tel: 01437 763223 (19th February 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 (32% have a non-cancer diagnosis)
- operates an open referral system with around 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 during 2017-2018