December 17th 2012
Yesterday Luca and I were fortunate enough to have been able to help out with bucket collecting for the Florence Nighingale Hospice’s Christmas Carol Concert outside the Waterside theatre in Aylesbury. We wanted to help others over Christmas and decided that we would contact the hospice to offer our time and assistance and were kindly informed of this event.
The morale was fantastic and despite the cold and rain there were so many smiles and kind donations from theatre-goers and the general public, and the Florence Nightingale staff were amazing.
It is such a humbling experience to be able to give something back to the local community and volunteer your time to benefit others, it reminds you of what it is to be human, to care and to show compassion to others. Standing in the cold hearing everybody sing Christmas carols was so beautiful and heartfelt and it sums up the true spirit of Christmas.
Being a mother to two beautiful children I know that I would give anything to keep them safe and well, and I know that I won’t be around forever and there will sadly come a time when we will have to say goodbye. And it is these wonderful people at the hospice that deal with this everyday, ensuring the comfort and kindness given to their patients, and consoling the families left behind. I can’t even begin to understand how difficult this must be, and how strong they all are for always staying brave and hospitable throughout the good times and the bad.
And I strongly urge all of you to please take a little time out to think of others, not only at this special time of year but every month throughout. We all have the ability to make a difference by volunteering locally, whether it be five minutes or five months, it’s the taking part that counts and it can make a world of difference to others.
UPDATE: 15/04/13 The Scootathalon
We are proud supporters of The Florence Nightingale Hospice and would like to share their event with you and hope that you can help to raise funds and awareness with us.
Florrie’s Scootathlon is taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in aid of our Florrie’s Children’s Team – simply a ‘must’ for children who like to scooter, cycle and run, but most importantly have fun!
To register for the event or to find out more, visit www.scootathlon.org Your support ensures our Florrie’s nurses can provide care and support to sick children and their families in the familiarity of their own home often ‘round the clock’. This service alone costs the Charity over £100,000 to fund each year.
Support your local Hospice.
December 4th 2013
The Florrie’s children’s team is a wonderful service helping families in their homes. I hope you will show your support in raising funds and awareness for such a worthwhile cause which can help so many.