Local Henley couple, Anne and Edward Sandars, today celebrate over 13 years of supporting Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice. Anne was serving as a staff nurse at the hospice when her husband, Edward, retired from being a local solicitor in Henley on Thames, joined her to volunteer, having acknowledged the support and care for the ill and their relatives the Hospice provided.
Over the past years they have supported the work of the hospice in many ways, including providing practical support to many events in the hospice and community, such as the Sue Ryder Wills Week, setting up the first fundraising cycle ride, and annually supporting Lights of Love, which began at the Hospice about 8 years ago.
Anne said “I have had the real privilege of working as a Staff Nurse at Nettlebed and know how much need there is in the community for the care we give and the essential support the families need, both during illness and after it, in grieving. The Sue Ryder staff is ALWAYS there for the patient and family in the months and years after their loss. The work of all the dedicated volunteers helps to make this happen.”
Moira Logie, Regional Fundraiserat Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice added “ I met Ann and Edward when I started at Nettlebed and have always been struck by their passion to give something back to Sue Ryder. I look forward to their amazing support when we organize this year’s Lights of Love in St Mary’s Church in December”.
For more information on volunteering at the Sue Ryder – Nettlebed Hospice call the Hospice on 01491 641070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Hospice and talk to staff directly.