We sometimes find that people would rather support St Gemma’s, in lieu of receiving personal gifts or cards at a time of celebration, such as a wedding anniversary or a special birthday. This is easy to do by asking friends, relatives and guests to make a donation to the Hospice in recognition of your special occasion.
Every gift to St Gemma’s Hospice makes a big difference, helping us to care for local patients and families.
Claudia and Andy raised money for St Gemma's on their birthday. This is their story:
“We had a great time celebrating our 50th birthdays at Horsforth Golf Club with all our family and friends and raising money for St Gemma’s by raffling off a couple of hampers and some other things kindly donated by Morrison’s. The reason we wanted to raise funds for St Gemma’s is that my Mother (Molly Teasdale) spent a lot of time at the hospice several years ago and ended up passing away there. The care she was given at St Gemma’s was excellent and in fact our whole family were very well looked after during her final days. Before she got too ill Mum used to enjoy going to the day centre and joining in with the various activities on offer. This is a small way of thanking St Gemma’s for making my Mum’s final time on earth comfortable and treating her with care and compassion and we hope it helps towards the care of other patients in the hospice.”