Staff from QinetiQ who work at the MOD Pendine Range visited the Paul Sartori Foundation’s new Head Office at Paul Sartori House, Winch Lane Haverfordwest on Wednesday 31st May to cement the relationship that has been formed following a corporate charity nomination by employees.
“Thank you to all the employees at the MOD site in Pendine who voted for us,” said Sandra Dade, Charity Manager, “We are ever so grateful that they voted to support the Paul Sartori Foundation and their support will make a real difference to people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness.”
Staff from Paul Sartori were welcomed in April to the site at Pendine where they were privileged to have received a tour and presentation on their operations.
“Thank you to Judith and Sandra for organising the visit, it was great to meet the clinical staff to hear about their experiences from the field and to meet some of the non-clinical team in their new office setting. We felt there was a resounding theme of empowerment throughout the Hospice team and a conscientious commitment to delivering the best services to the people that you support.
(Speaking on a personal note) It has been a privilege to fundraise for this wonderful charity and together with my colleagues at QinetiQ, we look forward to continue supporting Paul Sartori as our local Charity of the Year partner.”
Due to the recent Head Office move, a reciprocal visit was offered a few months later for QinetiQ to visit Paul Sartori House where a tour included the Equipment Store department, showing the massive amount of equipment that gets loaned to local people; a visit to the newly equipped Complementary Therapy and a visit to the vast Sartori Warehouse and Distribution centre which supplies all 11 charity shops in the county with donated items from the public.
“It was a pleasure to welcome Dan and Mel from QinetiQ and show them around. They have a very exciting fundraising events scheduled this year, which also coincides with our 35th year anniversary celebrations” explained Toni Dorkings, Community Fundraising Coordinator, adding “We look forward to developing a successful partnership that is mutually beneficial and delivers a real change to ensure excellent care to our patients.”
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.
Toni Dorkings, email@example.com, Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service, tel: 01437 763223
Photo (QinetiQ pic 1) From left to right: Daniel Worley, Long Test Track Technical Lead and Mel Potter, Project Controller from Pendine Range, Laura Hugman, Clinical Team Manager; Renate Thome, Clinical Educator and Judith Williams
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