The sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has and will affect many people.
It is with very careful consideration that Rossendale Hospice has chosen to continue with this Saturday’s Rossendale Hospice fundraiser; the Gin ‘n’ Trek. We feel that cancelling our vital fundraising event during this time would not align with the Queen’s ethos.
After speaking with some of our venues, vendors and volunteers, as well as staff and patients here at the hospice, the overall consensus has been that things should continue.
Her Majesty had been patron to 433 charities since 1952. In her 70 years as monarch she was patron to over 600 organisations, raising an estimated £1.4 billion a year for good causes.
Behind the crown, she was also 96 year old ‘Lilibet’, a great-grandmother who chose to spend her final days in her beloved home at Balmoral, knowing it would bring her comfort and dignity to have familiarity and the connection to her loved ones at such a difficult time.
The main purpose of our event this weekend is to raise much needed funds to enable that same comfort and dignity to Rossendale residents during their final hours, with our Hospice at Home service.
Last year this same event allowed us to provide 247 hours of palliative care to patients in their own homes.
We hope you can understand why the event will continue and our aim is to add a touch of celebration of Her Majesty’s life by raising a glass to her on the day.