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Nightingale House as Active as Ever!

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Nightingale House as Active as Ever

There is always something going on at the Nightingale House Hospice, and the last few months have been no exception! We update you on Nightingale Build a Balloon and two other initiatives.

Hospice Thanks Meadow Sponsors

An Erddig meadow has become a sea of blue in aid of Nightingale House Hospice.

This summer, the hospice has launched its third Sunshine Meadow, selling specially designed everlasting bluebells to help raise money for patient care. Working with The National Trust,1,000 Bluebells made by the British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry are on display in the Moss Walk at Erddig. You can purchase a bluebell for £30 and become a touching tribute to the life of a loved one.

They will be on display until July 16th, after which you can collect them from Caffi Cwtch later this year, or they can mail them out if you pay postage.

The event sponsors are InXpress, an established local business offering tailored shipping solutions.

Nightingale House In Memory Fundraiser Delyth Underwood said, “Our Sunshine Meadow is a lovely opportunity to celebrate the special people in our lives who have brought us joy and love with an everlasting memento.”

Masons Donate £4,500

Last summer, a group of masonic lodges from the Wrexham and Llangollen area, including Castell Crogen, St Collen’s, Bromfield, Dyfrdwy and Pegasus, all participated in a fundraising campaign called “Live for the Day”.

The group visited the hospice to present a cheque for £4,500 and hear how the hospice team adapted services throughout the pandemic to support vulnerable people and their families.

Many of the group have had personal experiences of family and friends using the facilities at Nightingale House.

Graham Greasley from the masons said: “Despite the Covid crisis, I am incredibly pleased with the effort made by the lodges to raise the £4,500. Many lodges have had family or members that have been in Nightingale House.

Nightingale Build a Balloon – Sponsors Thanked for Support

The Nightingale House Build A Balloon campaign celebrates 25 years of hospice care. Sponsors of the campaign have received thanks for their support in getting the scheme off the ground.

Nine companies have supported the campaign, and work building the balloon is now underway.

Nightingale Build a Balloon

Its maiden flight will take place later this year. There will also be a special unveiling this summer for the supporters who sponsored their own balloon panel. The location of the unveiling is not yet sure as it is dependent on the weather. The team are also hoping the balloon will take flight at the Oswestry Balloon Carnival in August.

The nine sponsors are Read Construction, TACP Architects, Ifor Williams Trailers, DTM Legal, Riello UPS, Vanguard, Glyn Wylfa, Scottish Power and P And A Group.

Hospice fundraiser Sarah Povey commented: “I cannot wait for our supporters to see this magnificent balloon take to the skies.”

About Nightingale House Hospice

The hospice provides services for people living in NE Wales and border areas living with a life-limiting illness. They deliver when possible in the location of their choice and always within the resources available to Nightingale House Hospice.

They provide excellent, personal and compassionate care to those in our community and support their families and loved ones.

We hope you enjoyed our update on Nightingale Build a Balloon and two other initiatives. Click here to read more charity-related articles.

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