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Thank you Sally & Harry

09 August 2016

On Monday 8th August Sally Talbot, her sister  Katie and her beloved four legged friend Harry popped into the hospice to drop off some money that she had raised from a fantastic Yoga & Garden Party event held in her very own back yard on the 6th August! We wanted to say a special thank you to all of Sally’s fabulous helpers and anyone who attended the event or made a donation towards it, of course not forgetting Sally & Harry themselves.

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of a community coming together, it has helped Sally to raise double of what her target was originally and it will enable the hospice to continue to provide care to patients and families across Cambridgeshire.

  Sally said “The reason we have chosen Arthur Rank as our charity to raise money for is because we have experienced first-hand just how fantastic the work is that they do.
We lost our Mum to Cancer in September 2015, and she spent 10 days in the hospice in the July.
The staff there were the only people who were able to finally get her pain under control (although regular reiki sessions did help), and nothing was too much trouble.The patients, and the families are so well cared for, and thought of, we just cannot rate it highly enough.  It is so different to a hospital environment, I really was pleasantly surprised. Harry used to visit my mum at the hospice and the fact dogs are allowed is fantastic. It makes such a huge difference when they are part of the family as well.

I run my own private yoga sessions from my home in the Cambridgeshire fens and had decided to hold a little open afternoon at The Yoga Hut.  I thought why not turn it into a little charity event? We decided to have a cake stall, raffle etc. and see if anyone else would like a little stall.Sallys Yoga Event & Garden Party

Our whole family clubbed together - my sister, Dad, Auntie Linda, boyfriend, mother-in-law, Mum’s best friend and a couple of other friends, to run the stalls on the day, put up marquees, make cakes and sell drinks, we also had plenty of refreshments such as cakes and fruit salad. There was a tombola, a really good prize draw, and 3 or 4 stalls selling items such as plants, jewellery and various Jams.
I offered free, 20 minute taster sessions in the Yoga Hut in yoga and meditation and my friend, and Holistic Healer offered a 60 minute reiki session which we auctioned off and it raised £50!

The day was a great success and we exceeded our target by double!  We now think this may become an annual event. We feel others should support Arthur Rank as you just don’t know when you or your family may need their help.  We need more places like this as it really does bring comfort and support of the family.”

We are extremely delighted to announce that Sally’s fantastic event has raised an incredible £1025.00 for the Hospice, so on behalf of all the staff at Arthur Rank Hospice, thank you! If like Sally you wanted to get involved and do some fundraising, or are even stuck for ideas on what kind of fundraising events to hold get in touch with a member of the fundraising team on 01223 723 115 or email who would be more than happy to help!Sally, Harry & Katie



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