Isabel Webster lends her voice to Appeal
We are proud to announce that Sky News Presenter Isabel Webster is to take the role of New Build Appeal Patron, and will lend her support to the Hospices over the coming months as they build for the future to ensure 21st century care across Surrey for generations to come.
Best known for co-hosting Sunrise on Sky News, alongside Eamonn Holmes, Isabel has a personal connection with Woking Hospice as her mother was the original architect for the current building in Hill View Road, when it opened 20 years ago.
Isabel recently visited the hospice to announce her official support of the New Build Appeal, and took a walk down memory lane as she visited patients and spoke to staff and volunteers. She explains: “I remember walking around the building with enormous pride as a school girl. Having witnessed its’ creation, I am now thrilled to be looking to the future and lending my voice to the new hospice.”
She spent time with patients and staff and then went to the new site to see how the new hospice building was taking shape. Site Manager Robbie, gave a tour of areas currently under construction including the Wellbeing Centre, therapy rooms, reception and cafe. She continues “It’s fantastic to see for myself the progress being made on site – it’s coming along brilliantly and feels like an enormous building. It’s crucial that funds keep coming in to enable the Woking & Sam Beare Hospices to continue their brilliant work.”
The New Build Appeal was launched earlier in the year to raise the £3.4m needed to complete the project and fundraising activities continue across the area. For ways to get involved and to donate to the New Build Appeal, please visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk/NewBuild
Photos courtesy of the Surrey Advertiser