A DORSET hospice care charity has been given a fundraising boost in memory of a former patient.
Staff from Weldmar Hospicecare cared for Elaine Stockley, who sadly passed away in June last year after battling cancer for several years.
Elaine was a night care assistant at Care South’s Maiden Castle House, near Dorchester, and her family and friends, as well as the Care South team at Maiden Castle House, pledged to raise funds for Weldmar after she died.
Now they have handed over £2,760 raised by holding a quiz night and walking 26 miles around the Jurassic Coast.
Care South’s chief executive officer, Simon Bird, was keen to show the company’s appreciation and support, and to thank Weldmar Hospicecare for the amazing and compassionate care it gave to Elaine and her family.
Simon applied to the Care South chairman’s 2020 Fund for a donation of £1,000 for the charity.
The fund was set up as a way for the charity to show its support and appreciation to not-for-profit individuals and groups who are important to Care South’s care homes, residents, care at home clients and staff.
“Weldmar Hospicecare remains very close to the hearts of many who worked alongside Elaine for years at Maiden Castle House,” Simon said.
“Elaine was a wonderful member of the team who worked tirelessly at the home and was a real inspiration.
“The Weldmar Hospicecare team are all truly wonderful and we are really pleased to be able to support such an amazing charity that did so much for Elaine and for everyone they support day-in, day-out through some very difficult times.”
April Whitehead, major gifts and partnerships lead at Weldmar Hospicecare, said: “We are really thankful for Care South’s generous support through the Chairman’s Fund, which will give comfort, dignity and relief to our patients.
“We are extremely proud to support our Dorset community and help anyone that needs us when facing one of life’s most difficult journeys.
“We are very grateful for the support which will help us to continue our vital services providing bespoke and high-quality end of life care.”