Malvern Rotary Club’s super effort raises thousands for hospices - The Malvern Observer

Malvern Rotary Club’s super effort raises thousands for hospices

Malvern Editorial 19th Jun, 2018   0

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for children and adults with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, thanks to Malvern Rotary Club.

Money poured in for Acorns Children’s Hospice and St Richard’s Hospice following an ABBA tribute celebration organised by the rotary club.

The musical fund-raising feat was joined by the rotary club’s successful charity golf day, which raised a further £2,150 for Acorns, bringing the total £6,150.

Meanwhile, St Richard’s is set to receive an additional boost of £500 from the club’s Spring Draw.

Toby Porter, chief executive of Acorns Children’s Hospice, said: “What an incredible amount.

“I can’t thank Malvern Rotary Club and its supporters enough.

“This money will make a huge difference to the children in our care and their families.

“Acorns relies on the help of our generous supporters to fund our specialist services – £6,150 is nearly enough to pay for an entire day at an Acorns hospice.”

The ABBA celebration included a performance from top tribute act Bootleg ABBA, who have performed alongside Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott and Adam Lambert.

Tricia Cavell, fund-raising director at St Richard’s Hospice, added: “We had such a fun night at the concert, enjoying all the best ABBA hits.

“And we’re absolutely delighted the show raised so much for our care.

“For example, £4,000 could pay for a highly skilled and experienced nurse specialist for a month, offering support to patients in their own homes which is tailored to their needs.

“On behalf of the hospice team, I would like to thank Malvern Rotary Club for its fantastic support of St Richard’s.”

Andrew Bartlett, president nominee of Malvern Rotary Club, said the club was thrilled to have supported the ‘fantastic causes’ and help fund their ‘crucial’ care.

“Thank-you to everyone who came along and helped us raise money for these two important charities,” he added.

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