Eastry House fundraiser for Pilgrims Hospice

Funds handed over at Eastry House

Eastry House’s Dawn Prestidge and Team Leader Caroline Cullen hand over the funds raised to the Pilgrim’s Hospice in Thane.

A Fun Day, organised by the Eastry House team, raised over £176 for the Pilgrims Hospice in Thanet.

The event was run in memory of service user Marilyn Hope, who passed away earlier this year. Pilgrims Hospice provided invaluable help with regards to care and support to Marilyn and the Eastry House team during those final weeks.

The visit to Pilgrims Hospice provided service user Dawn Prestridge with a good insight into their work. After handing over the funds raised, Dawn asked: “What is a hospice?.” After being provided with a suitable response by Team Leader Caroline Cullen, Dawn replied: “I’m glad staff get help too.”

The Fun Day, which was held at Eastry House, was attended by staff, service users and care managers. Staff, friends and relatives all donated raffle prizes and made produce for the cake stall.

Eastry House is highly regarded in its field for the provision of elder age care to individuals with intellectual disability and dementia, in addition to end of life care.