Village group holds fundraiser for Weston Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 April 2017

Linda Marshall, Caroline Way, Joan Rockcliffe and Jacky Kerly.

Linda Marshall, Caroline Way, Joan Rockcliffe and Jacky Kerly.


Charitable people from a North Somerset village held an Easter fundraiser this week.

Joyce Best and Teresa Ryley.Joyce Best and Teresa Ryley.

Blagdon Weston Hospicecare Support Group held its Easter fair at the village club on Saturday.

The group raised £720 for the hospice, which specialises in end-of-life care.

The fair featured plenty of delicious treats and pretty crafts.

Organiser Tina Smith said: “It went quite well.

“We had our ladies who knit. They made lots of rabbits with Easter eggs in them which were really popular.

“It’s amazing how the money mounts up.”

Ms Smith said the hospice is a worthy cause.

She told the Mercury: “It’s an amazing place. They support all of the family in the last days and afterwards.

“They make the best of the days people have left and they try to make it a happy place. They also do great work in the community.”

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