This year we have chosen St. Elizabeth Hospice as our charity. Each year we fundraise and collect money for one charity, we believe that this way our efforts can make a difference.
At Alder Carr we always fundraise for charity but this year it is on a more personal note than normal. Whilst I am sure lots of people are familiar with the work of St. Elizabeth's, all here at Alder Carr know a lady very special to us all who has benefited from the amazing work of this hospice.
St Elizabeth's Hospice helps people living with a progressive illness. Their work is centred around individual’s needs giving specialist support, wherever it is required. St Elizabeth Hospice is an independent charity which provides services free of charge, it relies on fundraising to offer these services.
We hope to raise £5000 for the hospice over the next 12 months. This sounds like a lot of money however the average cost per day of one bed on the inpatient unit cost £480. Our £5000 if we can raise it will buy just 10 days care in this unit.
How can you help? Donate! We will be fundraising in many ways throughout the year and will keep you updated about these. We currently have two things planned:-
- Our Summer Strawberry fayre on the 20th June will be in aid of the hospice, all profits from the fayre will be donated to St Elizabeth's Hospice. So please come and support this.
- Farm Manager Barry Sheldrake will be walking coast to coast as a fundraiser. Walking 200 miles from St. Bees (lake-district) to Robin-hoods Bay (Yorkshire). Walking just under 30 miles a day to complete it in eight days. You can sponsor him at http://giving.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/aldercarrfarm/
We hope you will join us in supporting this charity and we will keep you posted about our fundraising efforts as the year progresses.
If you would like to know more about St. Elizebeths hospice see their website