The staff here at Woking & Sam Beare Hospice are continuing to come to work to care for some of our community’s most vulnerable patients during these unprecedented times. Looking after the staff at this time is a priority to us, and so to receive a generous gift of £4,000 from the Woking District Rotary Club to cover the costs of staff lunches for four weeks has been extremely well received.
President of Woking District Rotary Club Michael Holden said: “We have always been strong supporters of Woking Hospice and so I’m delighted that we are able to help them again now at this time of exceptional crisis. As well as this initial donation from our charity funds, our members readily agreed to make personal donations totaling £1,000 for each of the next three months so that we can repeat this for four consecutive months.”
Phil Wormley, Woking & Sam Beare’s Director of Fundraising, comments: “What makes this donation even more special from the Woking District Rotary Club is that it is specifically for our team who are frontline workers. We made the decision to provide our staff with food and drink while working so that they did not have to leave the building and in so doing this protects them by limiting their contact with others.
“The team here at the Hospice are very grateful to the Woking District Rotary Club. We have been blown away by all the support from our community.”
All of the staff here at the Hospice say thank you for all the donations to keep us safe at this time, the messages of support and all the fabulous activities and initiatives that the community are doing.
Phil adds: “Due to the cancellation or postponement of all of our Fundraising events and the closure of all of our shops, a large percentage of our income has been nullified and like many we are not alone in the economic challenges that this pandemic presents.
“Now more than ever we have been blown away by the support from our community, whether you have given a monetary donation, you have delivered supplies for the staff or you and your children have sent us messages of support and artwork, every act of kindness is gratefully received – thank you and please keep the support coming as it really does put a smile on the faces of all of our staff.”
If you would like to support the staff at Woking & Sam Beare Hospice by donating towards their lunch or if you are able to donate what you have saved by not travelling into the office, please click here to make a donation.