Fundraisers, supporters and staff of St Peter’s Hospice gathered at the charity’s Gloucester Road coffee shop, Nonesuch Cup, to officially launch the Summer Party scheme with cakes and mocktails.
St Peter’s Hospice Summer Parties will run throughout June, July and August with people across the city holding garden parties, BBQs, cocktail soirees or coffee and cake afternoons to raise money for the local cause.
It is hoped that around £35,000 will be raised, which will go towards continuing to fund St Peter’s Hospice Community Nurse Specialists in the city, who offer community visits to patients delivering specialist palliative care, advice and support.
St Peter’s Hospice community fundraiser Petra Littlefair said: “This June, July or August get together with family and friends and raise vital funds for St Peter’s Hospice.
“To get involved either register for your party pack online or contact us directly. We’ll send you a lovely Summer Party pack with posters, invites, bunting template and balloons – everything you need for a sizzling summer party.”
“We’re asking people to hold any kind of Summer Party they like, meaning everyone can get involved and have some fun. Funds raised will enable us to look after more local people who desperately need our care. We are hoping to raise £35,000 to help fund community nurse specialists who work so hard to support our patients in Bristol and surrounding districts.
“The CNS team is a valued part of our nursing service in Bristol. We’re hoping that the Summer Party theme will be a great success and lots of people get behind it.”
As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,000 patients each year as well as supporting family members.
All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £19,000 a day. For around £14,000 of that, the hospice relies on gifts in wills, kind donations and funds generated by the hospice shops.
Gabriella Papp, Miss Bristol International 2016, said: “It was an honour to officially launch the St Peter’s Hospice Summer Party with the first event of the season. I have seen first-hand the amazing work of the hospice and I think a fun event like this one will be great to raise funds for the charity. Everyone loves a party so why not use it as a great excuse to throw one this Summer.”
St Peter’s Hospice coffee shop Nonesuch Cup is currently looking for volunteers to join the team. If you have some time to spare and would like to help your local hospice please contact Josh on 0117 942 4280.
To register a Summer Party visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk/support-us/summer-party/, call Petra Littlefair on 01275 391 430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org