St Clare Hospice’s popular Summer Fayre returns this July

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Published on: Wednesday 19 Jun 2024 at 11:36

Back by popular demand, the St Clare Hospice Summer Fayre is once again being held at the Hospice in Hastingwood on Saturday 13th July.

St Clare event organiser Rosie Brewer said: “It’s going to be a fantastic day filled with fun activities, delicious food, live entertainment, and so much more. Kick-start your summer with fun for all the family.

“Fayre-goers can look forward to shows throughout the day, games for the kids as well as unlimited bouncy castle fun from GFC Leisure, glitter art with Chloe’s Glitz Bar, mouth-watering buttermilk chicken from The Chicken Strip UK, delicious wood-fired pizzas from The Slow Dough Pizza Co and ice cream supplied by Daniel Robinson & Sons. A selection of other stalls selling handmade crafts, plants, homemade preserves, and lots of delicious bites will be there on the day.”

Grab your family and friends and come along for a fun-filled day at the fayre whilst raising vital funds for St Clare Hospice so the local charity can continue to support patients like Susan Quick.

Susan, 59, from Harlow, who had been a postwoman and black cab driver in her working life, is living with secondary cancer and had been in unbearable pain before a stay on St Clare’s Inpatient Unit.

Susan said: “I’d been on the St Clare ‘books’ with the community Clinical Nurse Specialists for a while but not needed much help, but then my pain became unbearable. I called Zoe, one of the Clinical Nurses at St Clare, and she got me an appointment within a day at one of the Hospice outpatient clinics.

 “I was in such a state – I arrived with no handbag and I hadn’t even brushed my hair. I spoke to Dr Arjun and told him the pain was robbing me of everything. He listened to me and I felt heard.”

Susan was admitted to the Hospice for pain management that day.

She said: “I walked through the doors into the Unit and that was it. I can’t tell you the difference it made. At home, I can’t have a shower because the pain of the water on my skin is too much, but here, on the Unit, they put me in the big bath, and it was just so nice. I washed my hair, and then I came back to the room to find face packs and lovely toiletries.”

Susan was discharged and went home where she dips in to St Clare’s care and support, as she needs it.

Join us and help us to raise vital funds to help to continue to provide care to people like Susan when they need it most. We look forward to welcoming you on the day! You can find full details here.

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