WI pamper evening boosts Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice

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A group of Swaffham ladies have handed over hundreds of pounds to help support the care of terminally ill people in their community.

Members of the Swaffham Market WI raised £350 for the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice by holding a pamper evening at the town’s Assembly Rooms last month.

And the group has now handed over that money to hospice staff, who are currently supporting dozens of patients living with cancer and other illnesses.

Home Hospice team assistant Sarah Leggett said: “We provide practical and emotional support to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses within Swaffham, Litcham and the surrounding villages.

“Our services are provided free of charge to patients, their families and carers.

“Although we are part funded by the NHS, in order to maintain this support, we rely on the loyal support and generous donations of the local community to raise the further £100,000 required each year.

“Therefore, we are very grateful to receive this generous donation from the Swaffham Market WI, and to everyone that took part in the evening.”

The presentation was made ahead of the hospice’s annual general meeting, which was held at the Ecotech Business Park on Tuesday night.

And the charity’s funds are set to be further boosted by the proceeds of a beauty evening, supported by Jarrolds, which is taking place at the George Hotel on Friday night.