How Severnside Support Group volunteers raise awareness and funds for the Hospice.
Severnside Support Group was founded in November 1985, after Mrs Joan Bourne, MBE, gave a talk regarding the work we do at a meeting organised by Deaconess Rowe. The group has been a presence within the community, promoting the Hospice, ever since.
They are run entirely by volunteers and hold five events a year, which have included a Christmas Coffee Morning, Quiz Nights, a Jubilee Afternoon Tea and a Garden Party.
Over the last 37 years, Severnside Support Group has raised an incredible £380,000, and they have celebrated milestones in many different ways. Their 30th anniversary was marked with a Flower Festival and the publication of a cookbook.
Kath Burgess, who runs the group, says "family of several members have received Hospice care and support, but we have all been touched in some way by the care, compassion and dignity of St Peter's Hospice."
"We no longer have a committee as such, but a wonderful band of willing helpers who all enjoy each other's company, and we treat the fundraising events as part of our social calendar. We couldn't do it without the terrific support by all those who attend".
We are so grateful to our community supporters who help in so many ways.Back to News