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Local family donate thousands to hospice

L-R: Bruce, Kim, Richard and Martyn Radcliffe

In September last year the Radcliffe family hosted a fundraising night at the Conservative Club in Penrith. All the proceeds from the tickets, the very generous raffle and other donations were initially earmarked to go to support Bruce’s sister Caroline in her fight against pancreatic cancer.

However due to the complexity of Caroline’s treatments and how her cancer changed the proceeds from the night were unable to go towards her care. So, her family wanted the money to go to a worthy local cause that supported local people.

Eden Valley Hospice is a charity close to their hearts, so they thought it fitting to donate the money to support the care that is provided to families across the region.

Kim Radcliffe, event organiser said: “We are delighted at the money will be staying in the local area. We wanted to support families when they need it the most and the Hospice does exactly that!”

The kindness and generosity of everybody who attended the event last year has helped to raise £4,622.

Sam Johnston, Community and Events Fundraiser at Eden Valley Hospice said: “We are so grateful to, Bruce, Kim, Richard, Martyn as well as David and Mark Tweddle. Their efforts will go towards caring for people in the local area when they need it the most!”

The money donated will help Eden Valley Hospice specialist team of nurses and doctors to provide the highest standards of care, support and activities to local adults and children with life limiting illnesses. This care and compassion is extended to all of the patients’ family, friends and carers.

If you would like to find out more information about fundraising in aid of Eden Valley Hospice and please contact the Fundraising Team on 01228 810801 or visit

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