Patricia Carty, Children’s Estate Co-ordinator at APV House, recently applied to the CareTech Foundation for a match-funding grant. The team at APV house organised a ‘Bring a Pound’ event for Douglas Macmillan Hospice (Dougie Mac) during October 2019. The day involved a cake sale where the team baked the cakes themselves and invited people.
Dougie Mac provides hospice services free of charge to over 3,500 patients with life-limiting illnesses each year in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and the surrounding villages, also offering supportive care to their families and carers. They help adults living with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses such as advanced heart failure, Dementia, motor neurone disease and incurable lung diseases.
The event was really important to the team as Dougie Mac is a local charity, and cancer has affected many of the team either directly and/or indirectly. The Hospice is for local people and it was lovely to feel that they helped in some way.
The team undertook a cake sale at APV House, baking cakes and inviting the team to purchase them. They raised a total of £163.30, which the CareTech Foundation was pleased to match.