A popular book stall situated in Houghton Hall has raised an astonishing total of £53,078.44 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland since its establishment in 2010, equating to sponsoring the cost of overnight nursing care by a registered nurse for an entire year.
Hospice at Home, who cared for and supported over 700 patients and their families within the local community last year alone, rely on the generosity and kindness of members of the local community and local businesses to help raise over 80% of the funds needed each year, ensuring the vital service remains free of charge to patients and their families.
Duncan Bolam, General Manager at Houghton Hall thanked their customers and staff; “We are extremely proud of the total amount raised for such a worthwhile cause, knowing there is help in the community, when required, is very reassuring. It simply wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic support received from our customers and staff members since the bookshelf was established in 2010.
Julie Blundell, Head of Income and Generation for the Charity, explained the impact of this support: “Our ability to care for those faced with palliative and end of life needs is down to the continued kindness and generosity we receive from local businesses and members of the community that we serve. We simply can’t thank the customers and staff of Houghton Hall enough. This incredible contribution is testament to the fact that pennies really do make pounds.”
Referrals to the Hospice at Home service can be made by patients, relatives, carers, GPs and other health care professionals by calling 01228 603208.