Regardless of the weather, for Sarah Twigg from Weston-super-Mare it’s been a dry September. Sarah took on the challenge of abstaining from alcohol for the whole month to raise money for her local Hospice and in early October, having successfully achieved this she was able to present cheques totalling £11,000.
Sarah was motivated to help after a close friend passed away at the Hospice in Uphill. She said “The care my friend received was just amazing – she was shown so much kindness, compassion and love by the wonderful nurses on the In-patient Unit that it made me determined to do something to help. Many of our friends agreed to sponsor me and some of my husband David’s close business colleagues made an unbelievably significant contribution. I have been overwhelmed by the support I received. The total raised is much more than I could ever have hoped for and I feel great after my dry September.”
Sally Davis from the Hospice said “Sarah’s personal achievement and fundraising success are fantastic. Eleven thousand pounds will pay for our team of eight Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialists for a whole week caring for almost 350 patients and their families in their own homes. The difference this will make to those people is invaluable and Sarah can be very proud of what she has achieved”