Hart Male Voice Choir Chairman Eamonn O’Rourke was delighted to present a cheque for £1340 to Gemma Craig of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. This amount was raised by the Choir at various events during the 2016 Christmas concert period. These successful events included Christmas carols at Waitrose in Yateley, the British Legion Farnborough, and finally at the Farnham Maltings for the Hart MVC Christmas Festival.
Every day Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford, through a mix of medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. The NHS/Government only covers 20% of their costs, which means they have to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all services, free of charge, to patients and their families. So the Hospice relies heavily on the support and generosity of the local community and donations from fund-raising organisations such as Hart Male Voice Choir, who have contributed a total of approximately £4400 during 2016 from collections and concert proceeds.
Gemma Craig thanked Eamonn O’Rourke for the continued support of the Hart MVC over many years of fund-raising activities for Phyllis Tuckwell.