A fundraising day in memory of Weston Hospicecare patient who died in 2017 has raised more than £3,000 for the charity.
Amy Woodman spent the final days of her life being cared for by Weston Hospicecare before she died aged 31 on 28 April 2017. Members of her family and friends gathered at the Bristol Inn in Clevedon to remember and celebrate her life at a fun day last month.
Activities such as live music, bouncy castles and a raffle raised £3,250.74 to support Weston Hospicecare’s clinical team.
Community fundraiser Rachel Mansfield expressed how important community events such as this are to the hospice.
She said: “Amy Woodman sadly passed away at the hospice last year and the family wanted to hold an event in her memory a year after her death.
“The Bristol Inn in Clevedon held a fantastic fundraising day last month with members of Amy’s family and her friends helping out.
“The sun shone, which Amy enjoyed in life, and there were cake stalls, a raffle, live bands and bouncy castles all in aid of raising funds for the hospice.
“It has recently been announced that £3,250.74 was raised, which will really help the hospice support our clinical team care for those with life-limiting illnesses and ensure our patients enjoy the best life they can, while they can.”
The hospice receives a fifth of its funding from the NHS every year and relies on fundraising events to support the clinical services provided free of charge to those with life-limiting illnesses.