Kathy’s legacy of care thanks to fundraising
FRIENDS and family of the late Kathy Winkle have paid for care at East Cheshire Hospice on her birthday, November 15.
They have subscribed to the charity’s new Pay For A Day scheme, ensuring her legacy at the hospice which looked after her.
A family day at the Miner’s Arms, Adlington, which Kathy ran with daughter Emi Myers, and various donations raised £7,500 – the equivalent of a day’s care at the Hospice.
The family generously donated the funds to the hospice so that future patients can receive the same care as Kathy, from Bramhall, who died of pancreatic cancer 14 months ago, aged 53.
Emi, from Bollington, said: “East Cheshire Hospice gave us security which meant we didn’t have to worry about mum’s care. We had complete trust in the hands of the nursing staff and were able to stay together as a family in her last days and moments, something we’ll never be able to express the importance of.
“When we found out about Pay For A Day it seemed a perfect way for mum to be remembered and for family and friends to help. We were also surprised to learn how much it costs to run the Hospice.
“We wanted to do anything we could to give other families the chance to be supported by this fantastic charity. Mum loved her birthday and this is such a heartwarming way to honour her memory.”
Camilla Crockett, corporate fundraising officer at East Cheshire Hospice, said: “Pay For A Day is a tangible way of knowing that care is provided thanks to supporters on a specific date in the calendar which means something special to them.
“Pay For a Day members get a personalised certificate, a record of support with a personal message in our Book of Days and a guided tour of the hospice on their chosen day if they wish.”
For more details go to www.eastcheshire hospice.org.uk/ payforaday
●● Kathy Winkle and husband Darren Whittaker on their wedding day