On Monday, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake was taken on a guided tour of St Raphael’s Hospice in Cheam. His visit took place during Hospice Care Week which runs from the 3rd to the 9th October.
Brigadier Roycroft, the Chief Executive of St. Raphael’s Hospice, was Tom’s guide.
After his tour, which included the new orangery and guest bedroom, Tom said:
“On my visit to St Raphael’s, I was struck by the immense commitment and dedication of staff and the effort that has gone into creating as restful an environment as possible for patients and their families.
I want a public service like this to thrive and I would urge anyone who wants to contribute to participate in one of St Raphs charity events. I particularly look forward to hearing how the Great Wall of China walk goes.”
St Raphael’s Hospice has served patients since 1987, providing free access to services such as skilled medical care, end of life care, care at home, a day centre providing creative and social opportunities, respite care to allow carers a break and care and support for family and relatives.
The hospice relies almost entirely on volunteer contributions to fund its £115,000 per day operation. It has launched a fundraising drive to help encourage members of the local community to continue their immense generosity in contributing to the running of the centre. This includes a staff charity walk of the Great Wall of China.
To find out more about the incredible work done at St Raphael’s and their upcoming fundraising events you can visit http://www.straphaels.org.uk/