Wasps players have visited #YourLocalHospice to find out more about the life-changing work that our staff and volunteers deliver on a daily basis.
Hooker Gaby Oghre and tighthead-prop Jack Owlett took time out from training ahead of their upcoming Ricoh Arena clash against Saracens to visit the patients, staff and volunteers at Mary Ann.
Based on the site of George Eliot Hospital, the hospice provides free care and support to patients from across Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire with life limiting illnesses, while also supporting their families.
We rely heavily on donations to enable us to provide our services which include a day hospice, hospice at home team, rapid response team, lymphoedema clinic, family support services and complimentary therapy.
Wasps’ Gaby Oghre said: “It was incredible to visit the hospice and meet everyone there.”
“It is a fantastic facility which which provides a huge amount of support to those with life limiting illnesses, but sadly has to rely on donations to operate.”
“We were really interested to hear more about the hospice’s fundraising calendar of events, which encourages people to do everything from run a marathon to climb a mountain.”
“If there was ever a reason for people to take on a fitness challenge, then raising funds for Mary Ann Evans Hospcie is it!”
Carly Roberts, Corporate Fundraiser, added: “The visit from Gaby and Jack really was uplifting to all the patients, staff and volunteers.”
“Ongoing support from Wasps really does help raise awareness of all the fantastic services we have available to patients living with a life limiting illness, whilst also supporting their families.”