Michael Aspel supports New Build Appeal

As the Patron and Co President of the New Build Appeal, we are very pleased to have the continued support of Sir Michael Aspel as we call out to our supporters for donations to help raise the £3.4million needed to build our brand new hospice in Goldsworth Park and redevelop Sam Beare Hospice.

As a Weybridge resident, Aspel has been involved with Sam Beare Hospice for many years and strongly supports the hospice movement, explaining that “it sees people through a very difficult time of their lives and provides tremendous sympathetic care for the families. It is only when you have experienced hospice care first-hand that you realise how lucky we are to have such a superlative service available to us, completely free of charge.” The TV favourite exercised his iconic voice last month when he spoke out live on Eagle Radio in support of the New Build Appeal, at the Hospices’ official campaign launch in Woking and Weybridge.

Now, thousands of residents across the area should look out for Michal Aspel’s image appearing on a letter and leaflet that has been sent to them, with a paper heart attached to it. Hospices are places filled with love; from staff, volunteers, patients and families, and the heart represents that love. Supporters both old and new are being encouraged to ‘send their love’ to the hospice, by filling out the heart with a message of support on and posting it back. The collected hearts will then be placed in the new hospices once they are ready to be furnished.

The letter and leaflet are designed to raise awareness in members of the public and inform them about the plans for the future of hospice care in the heart of Surrey. If residents have not received a leaflet through their door then they can pick one up in any of the 17 retail outlets in the area, or they can email marketing@wsbhospices.co.uk to request one.

If you are interested in finding out more about the New Build Project visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk/NewBuild.