Pictured: Betty Roach, Lisa Wells Income Generation Team Administrator at Paul Sartori and Raymond Roach
Local farmer from Crundale Haverfordwest, Mr Raymond Roach recently celebrated his 80th Birthday on 11th August 2018 at the Nantyffin Llandissilio. Instead of presents, Raymond invited his friends and family to donate to Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, a local charity supporting people in the later stages of any life limiting illness, in lieu of presents.
Raymond and his wife Betty, who have had friends that have relied on the services provided by the charity, spread the word among the ‘ploughing circle’ (a tractor ploughing community), and along with their friends and family raised £650.00 for Paul Sartori.
Mr Raymond Roach commented, “We have friends that have had first-hand experience of using the services at Paul Sartori – we know the local charity and I was very pleased to hand this amount over knowing it would benefit local families in the future.”
Lisa Wells, Income Generation Team Administrator was delighted to accept the cheque on behalf of Paul Sartori saying, “We are very grateful to Raymond Roach for choosing Paul Sartori and wish him a belated 80th Birthday. We do heavily rely on local support, voluntary donations and fundraising activities.” Adding, “Paul Sartori receive a number of donations where people make the decision to pledge their birthday donations to Paul Sartori, if you would like to make a difference to a family living with a life limiting illness in this way, please contact Toni Dorkings Community Fundraiser at Paul Sartori.”
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 29th August 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 celebrated its 35th anniversary during 2017-2018