Keeping a promise they made 12 months ago, Jeanette Eastman’s husband Marcus and her son Steve held a special celebration evening at The Commodore Hotel on 13th September, raising £1,500 for Weston Hospicecare. The party marked Marcus’s 84th birthday and what would have been his and Jeanette’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
Jeanette passed away at Weston Hospicecare in 2014 and the family have been passionate fundraisers for the hospice ever since – organising events and holding car boot sales which have raised over £5,000 in vital funds so far.
More than 100 friends and family came to the celebration at The Commodore. They were treated to an evening of entertainment by a line-up of talented local performers including Dave “Elvis” Stevens, Jordan Evans, country girl Julie Sketchley, Chris Rainbow, Jo Hopson and Steve himself – who also hosted the evening – making a late night appearance as the Weston Wurzel.
Among the guests was Gwen Harding, Hospice Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, who cared for Jeanette at home throughout her illness.
“It was a fantastic night and I was so pleased that Gwen came,” said Marcus. “She gave us such comfort and care when Jeanette was ill – Jeanette thought she was like a guardian angel – she was just wonderful. The care all the family received from the hospice was fantastic and we are so pleased to be able to give something back.”
The Commodore provided the venue free of charge and many local traders provided prizes for a grand raffle. Steve said, “We are grateful to everyone who supported us with the evening and it was lovely to be able to continue to benefit the hospice which means such a lot to our family.”
If you would like to support the hospice too, please call or visit westonhospicecaregroup.org.uk/support-us