By Pam Marsden
WE WERE delighted to welcome Steve Bailey, Naomi House and Jacksplace Ambassador, to our Annual Meeting so that we could hand over a cheque for £2,500 from our 2022/23 fundraising year.
President Angela MacCallum gave a brief resume of the fun activities and events members had taken part in to raise funds for such a worthy cause and said: “We were told that the annual running costs of £8.2 million has to be raised through donations so, although our total seems like a drop in the ocean, we can be sure that every penny of the money we raised is going to a very good cause.”
Steve gave a brief outline of his role as Ambassador, supporting the Hospice by giving talks to groups such as ours and attending neighbourhood events where they could publicise their work for children and young adults in the central southern counties of England.
He gave a short slide show with pictures of the amazing facilities available for the families of children and young adults with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.
Children and young adults spend time there for respite care and we saw areas for indoor and outdoor fun and games. We also saw pictures of dedicated rooms for peace and reflection where families can say their goodbyes. We felt quite humbled by the dedication of the staff and outstanding care given.
PICTURED: Stokes Bay WI President Angela MacCallum making the presentation to Steve Bailey of Naomi House Hospice.