Barbara spreads word about great work of Hartlepool hospice

Barbara Watson, second left, with hospice officials from left, Julie Mason,  Jan Dunn, and Emma Pounder.
Barbara Watson, second left, with hospice officials from left, Julie Mason, Jan Dunn, and Emma Pounder.
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An inspirational woman has raised money for Hartlepool & District Hospice as well as spreading the word about the great work it does.

Barbara Watson attended the day hospice every Wednesday for a short period last year and said: “Before I started coming to Day Hospice I was at my lowest point following my diagnosis with terminal cancer.

“However, after coming to the hospice my spirits were lifted; being here has helped me, and my family, come to terms with my diagnosis.”

Following her positive experiences, Barbara was determined to fundraise for the charity.

Last year, she held a coffee morning which raised £600 and was shared between Macmillan and the Hospice.

Then she dyed her hair purple which raised a further £330. Barbara has also been crocheting hats and flower badges which coincided with the Hospice’s recent Forget Me Not campaign.

The badges are available from the hospice reception for a suggested donation of £2.

Julie Hildreth, fundraising senior manager, said: “The Hospice works hard to ensure the services it provides to patients are second to none.

“For our patients to help fundraise in this way really shows us that we are getting it right. Thank you Barbara!”