Tuesday, 14 August 2012
A cheque for more than £7,000 was presented to the Peace Hospice outside its newest shop in Potters Bar earlier this month.
The money was raised by former Mayor & Mayoress of Hertsmere, Peter Knell and his wife June on various fundraising activities that they were involved with during their tenure.
Councillor Peter Knell said The Peace Hospice is a wonderful charity which provides care for around 1,500 patients each year from Potters Bar and across South West Hertfordshire with a life limiting or terminal illness. We wanted to show our support to the Hospice as they need to raise over £3.8 million in charitable income every year - and all the care they provide is free.
Hospice Community Fundraising Manager, Gill Crowson said I would like to thank Councillor Peter and June Knell and the community as a whole for helping to raise funds for us over the last year. We rely so heavily on the support of local people and its vital that we can continue to be there for those people who need our services.
She added We are desperate for support and we urgently need stock to sell at our Potters Bar shop and we also need volunteers to help run our shop even if someone can offer 4 hours each week it would be a such a great help.
The Peace Hospice which provides an inpatient unit, day service, hospice at home service and Bereavement Support is trying to raise its profile in the Potters Bar area. The charity which is located in Watford is hoping to set up a new Support Group in Potters Bar that can help to organise and raise funds for the Peace Hospice.
If you can offer your support to the Peace Hospice as a volunteer please call 01923 330346 or email us. For further details about getting involved in a new Potters Bar Support Group please call Gill Crowson on 01923 335370 or email her
For further information about the work of the Peace Hospice or call 01923 330330.