Ten thousand pounds has been raised for a specialist spa bath at the new Arthur Rank Hospice, thanks to the Rotary Club of Cambridge Rutherford who got involved with antiques, golf and fish & chips!
Rutherford Rotary Club creates a splash!
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity were invited to attend Queens’ College on Thursday 24 September to accept the proceeds of fundraising activities organised by the Rotary Club of Cambridge Rutherford. Members from this group had raised an astounding £10,000 by holding an Antiques Roadshow style event at which guests were able to have their items valued whilst also enjoying a delicious fish and chip supper, a splendid Auction of Promises and a superb Charity Golf Day followed by a formal dinner at Queens’ College.
Lynn Morgan, Chief Executive for the Charity attended the presentation dinner with Donna Talbot, Director of Fundraising & Communications and said “We enjoy a super relationship with the Rotary Club of Cambridge Rutherford. Each member really does go the extra mile to support the hospice. This, their latest donation will enable the charity to fund a specialist spa bath for our new hospice and we know from experience at our current hospice, this will make a huge difference for our patients. The bath is multi-sensory in that as well as the spa element; it also has ambient lighting and music which can be set to reflect the patients’ mood.”
The activities which took place in March, April and May were well supported and were held at Queens’ College, Anstey Hall and Gog Magog Golf Club, Cambridge. The Rotary Club and Arthur Rank Hospice Charity would like to thank the venues and everyone involved in these events for their support, be it by attending or, by contributing prizes, time or donations.
Michael Hellowell, President of the Rotary Club of Cambridge Rutherford said: “I am particularly pleased and honoured to be handing over this second Rutherford cheque to this project, as it totals the success of three events which were enthusiastically organised and staged by just about all members of our Club. My desire for our forthcoming year is to attempt to repeat and even exceed our last year’s support of this admirable new Arthur Rank Hospice project.”
If you would like to find out more about the new hospice appeal for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, please visit arhc.org.uk, call 01223 723115 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or to learn more about the Rotary Club please visit cambridgerutherford.org.uk
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.
We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.
It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.
For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk