One of the charities that joined together to raise money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice was formed in August 1990 by Janet Pacey to fundraise for the hospice which was built in 1976 and in that time has raised millions of pounds thanks to the generosity of the local community.
On recalling the formation of the charity, the current chair of trustees, Pam Nock said: “I remember the day so well. It was a reminder of my late father who was cared for so lovingly at the hospice. What a journey we have had throughout those years.
“Our journey could not have happened without the wonderful nursing team, both past and present, at the hospice and in the community. We also wouldn’t be where we are now without the amazing volunteers working in the hospice, our shops and donation station, the chaplaincy service, driving patients to and from the hospice and wellbeing centre, standing with collecting boxes in all weathers and supporting our events. I’d also like to say a very big thank you to all of our Trustees who, over the years have given their time and passion to the charity and of course to our Patron Lord Spencer and Countess Spencer”.
Pam also went on to thank all the many members of the local community who have fundraised and shown their support for the charity over its 30 year history. “We thank the schools, colleges, religious groups, the local leisure industry, retail, banks and building societies, the business community of Northamptonshire and the media. And to the many individuals and families raising funds in memory of their loved ones, all experiencing tears and laughter along the way, again we say a very big thank you”.