Hospice to hit the road in a bid to spread message about its work
EAST Cheshire Hospice is taking its annual Open Forum ‘on tour’ to Congleton this year, giving the public the chance to meet the charity’s executives.
The public forum, which previously took place at the hospice, will be held at Eaton Bank Academy Sixth Form Centre, Jackson Road, Congleton, on Thursday, November 19.
It is a chance for people to drop in and meet the team. Chair of Trustees Rob Barrow will give a 30-minute opening address from 5pm while the forum will close at 7pm.
Hospice director Mike Pyrah said: “We need to establish East Cheshire Hospice as a community facility for all the people of north eastern Cheshire and High Peak so this year we’re taking our public forum on the road.
“Some 30 per cent of our inpatients come from Congleton so we thought the town would be a good place to start.
“We’re committed to being an open and transparent organisation, dedicated to delivering the kind of end-of-life care that people of this area want and deserve.
“I hope people will see this forum as an opportunity to ask questions, find out more about what we do and tell us what it is we should be doing better.”
●● David Rutley MP with colleagues at the recent Mountaineering All Party Parliamentary Group summit meeting in Edale, Derbyshire