The Pembrokeshire-based charity, Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, were delighted to recently welcome Tenby-born Actor Charles Dale to their Head Office based in Winch Lane, Haverfordwest, to carry out voice recordings for a new grant funded project.
Charles, best known for appearing in the BBC 1 series Casualty, and ITV soap opera – Coronation Street, recently took the time out from his busy schedule to help the charity.
Judith Williams, Grant Development Officer for Paul Sartori, reached out to Charles last year and asked whether he would do some voice recordings for new meditative scripts that had been developed to help promote calm, relaxation and sleep for adults facing a loss. Charles was only too pleased to help the local charity.
These scripts were prepared for the “Stepping Stone to Hope” project, funded by the Co-op Local Community Fund. This unique project has seen two of the charity’s services, the Complementary Therapy and Adult Bereavement & Counselling Services, coming together to provide tailored guidance and self-help tools and is due to end after the delivery of the final workshop on Tuesday 28th March. These workshops have proved very beneficial and have helped local individuals facing the challenge of loss.
“We are very grateful to Charles for coming to record our new scripts which have been tested in our “Stepping Stone to Hope” workshops. Once we have finalised the recordings we will be able to extend our reach into the community, further enabling people to explore self-help techniques and increase resilience. Charles has been very amiable, and his voice was perfect for these meditative scripts,” said Heather Green, Complementary Therapy Coordinator. “Please watch this space as we are hoping to finalise the recording in the coming months,” added Heather.
Charles is passionate about the charity and has personal experience of how important the services offered by the charity are. Paul Sartori supported his mother at home with a range of services, which has had an enormous effect on him and his family. Charles said “It is because of the care and support offered by the team at Paul Sartori that I am helping them. The nurses do an exceptional job in exceptional circumstances.”
Charles has also agreed to carry out the role of Patron, during the Charity’s 40th Anniversary year 2022/2023, which culminates at the Ruby Ball in Wolfscastle Country Hotel on Saturday 1st April 2023.
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