Nurses arrange charity night

PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 January 2011

Nicki Tonkin, far left, with some members of the in-patient unit team

Nicki Tonkin, far left, with some members of the in-patient unit team

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WESTON Hospicecare's in-patient unit team have risen to the charity's New Year resolution challenge by arranging a fund-raising night.

Nicki Tonkin, head of the unit, and her staff are holding a music event at Weston Cricket Club in Devonshire Road on February 18 at 7.30pm.

She said: “We thought that we would do something that we have never done before as a team New Year resolution.

“The fund-raising team at the hospice do such an amazing job at raising the vital funds to enable us to provide the vital care and support to our patients and their families that we thought we would help them out this year by organising our own event.”

The team have aptly recruited local band The Ketones to play at the event – a group which consists entirely of medical staff, which formed in 2009 and play anything from the Beatles to disco music.

Theo Guy, bass guitarist, said: “We’re very excited to be part of Weston Hospicecares charity event because as health care workers we know how important it is to provide quality care for people and their families when they need it most.”

Tickets are priced £8 and also includes a disco, hot buffet and raffle.

They can be purchased from the main reception at the hospice’s Uphill base or by ringing 01934 423900.

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