Tarleton Holy Trinity Rose Queen supports St Catherine’s Hospice
A student from Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy in Croston, who was crowned Holy Trinity Rose Queen in June 2015, has raised money for the hospice.
Isobel Devine aged 13, has undertaken a range of activities in her year as Rose Queen, including raising money for her chosen charity – St Catherine’s Hospice.
Isobel’s mum, Susan Devine said: “St Catherine’s has been our local charity ever since Isobel’s grandma, Ella McGuire who lived in Leyland attended Day Therapy at the Hospice.
“My mum, Ella, attended Day Therapy in 2009, when she was battling bowel cancer and was also diagnosed with dementia.
“We were amazed at the care and kindness shown to my mum by everyone at the hospice. She only attended Day Therapy on a few occasions, but it meant that my dad had a brief respite on the days mum came. The lifts to and from the hospice by volunteer drivers were always appreciated as my dad didn’t drive.”
Since Isobel was crowned Rose Queen, she has held two fundraising events, including refreshments after the village carol service and a family bingo night and hotpot supper.
Mulled wine and mince pies were donated by parents and local shops and were sold, following the Tarleton Holy Trinity village carol service on Sunday December 13th.
The family bingo night and hotpot super held at Tarleton Bowling Club on Friday March 18th also included a raffle.
Susan said: “Both events were well attended. Our family bingo night was bursting at the seams, we had a number of prizes donated for the raffle – the support was tremendous.
Stephen Greenhalgh, chief executive of St Catherine’s Hospice said: “We couldn’t deliver the specialist palliative care that we do without the support of those in our community and it’s particularly pleasing to see young people supporting the hospice. Isobel raised an incredible £1160.00 during her year as Rose queen which will enable us to support more patients and their families.”
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