5 JUNE 2016

The Mercury Mendip Challenge was a great success this year!

If you’ve taken part, we hope you enjoyed the day. With more than 700 participants taking part this year, we’re hoping to raise about £40,000 for the hospice — that’s enough to pay for the cost of our team of Community Palliative Care Nurse Specialists, who look after patients and their families in their own homes, for 4 weeks!

If you’re still getting in sponsorship money, that’s great! We just ask that you have all sponsorship in by 1 August 2016. Remember, it’s thanks to supporters like you that we’re able to offer our vital services, including:

£19.00 could pay for a massage to help ease a patient’s aches and pains.
£22.00 could pay for 1 hour of bereavement support for a family member.
£30.00 could pay for a Community Nurse to visit a patient and their
family at home.
£36.00 could pay for a special pressure-relieving cushion to keep a
patient comfortable.
£50.00 could pay for two heat pads, providing soothing warmth to
help with pain control.

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