Members of The Rotary Club of Consett are seen here presenting a blood pressure monitor to WillowBurn Hospice. The majority of the money was raised at the Annual Cricket Day which takes place on August Bank Holiday Sunday at Shotley Bridge Cricket Club.
Consett Rotary Club join forces with Derwentside Round Table to play cricket in memory of their member Stewart Weightman who lost his battle with cancer in 2006.
Consett Rotary give continuing support to their local hospice and fund raise throughout the year.
The extra money needed for the blood pressure monitor was raised at the clubs Annual Golf Day held in September.
Dr Carole Patterson who is seen here accepting the monitor from President John Brierley and Lorraine Weightman, expressed her thanks and highlighted that it will be in daily use at the hospice.
WillowBurn who has been treasuring lives since 1989 currently provides a friendly supportive environment for people who’s illnesses are no longer curable. Their aim is to control symptoms, relieve physical and emotional distress while embracing and supporting both the patient and their carers.
The team at WillowBurn are constantly fundraising to provide and upgrade the facilities they offer. They are currently looking for £5 million to build a new hospice. With the help of the local community organising and taking part in their fundraisers they have successfully completed Phase 1 of their project but they still have phase 2 and 3 to build.
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