Kathy’s le­gacy of care thanks to fundrais­ing

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

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

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