Woking Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club choose Woking & Sam Beare Hospices as their charity of the year for 2019. Last week Marian Imrie CEO visited the club to meet with Andrew Kirby, Club President and Samantha McPherson, Club Charity organiser to accept a cheque for £6,287.42 on behalf of the hospice.
The money was raised through numerous fundraising initiatives, members’ participation in WSBH’S Charity Golf Days and regular donations to the hospice shop. We are also delighted that the club have chosen to support us again as their chosen charity for 2020.
During the visit the hospice were also presented with an array of colourful and attractive hand knitted Twiddle Sleeves, which are knitted hand warmers or mittens with beads and buttons sewn onto them and are provided to our patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Having something to twiddle helps to calm agitation and restlessness both which are common symptoms of the conditions.
“It was great to be able to welcome Marian to our club today and see the great display of Twiddles. We’re very glad to have been able to help raise a meaningful sum for the hospice” Andrew Kirby, Club President “a big well done to Sam for coordinating and driving through the club’s various fundraising activities, we look forward to supporting the hospice again in 2020”.
These wonderful Twiddle Sleeves were created after a request advertised on the tennis club notice board was seen by club member Jenny Wray, who is part a local “Knit & Natter” group run by Carol Ming. The Knitters who very kindly created the sleeves include Carol, Jenny, Alison Wilson, Ann Catteliain, Jan Dow, Sandy Pollock, Domenique Woodfield, Jenny Way, Sam McPherson and club member Caroline Bowden.
“On behalf of the hospice I would like to thank Andrew Kirby and all the members of the Woking Lawn tennis and Croquet Club for the generous donation and for continuing to support us in 2020. We know is going to be a challenging one for all charities” commented Marian Imrie CEO of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices “A big thank you also to the team of knitters who created these wonderful Twiddle Sleeves which I am sure will bring comfort to some of our patients”.