Lillian Andrews, president of the Hastings Home Hospice, got “a bit teary” when presented with a $4,000 cheque from at the Laurieton United Services Club (LUSC) on Wednesday.
The funds were donated by the LUSC Friendship Quilters and raised at the Expo of Creative Stitching on the October Long Weekend.
“The home hospice does such wonderful work for palliative care in the region,” said quilting group president Yvon Buxton.
“We hope to be able to help them continue their very worthy work into the future.”
Hastings Home Hospice raises valuable funds for the palliative care units at Wauchope hospital and supports palliative care nurses with equipment for people who choose to stay in their homes in their final days.
“We work to raise funds to help the palliative care unit and nurses with whatever they need to help people,” said Lillian.
“The units needed shades for the balconies for people to sit outside because sometimes it was too hot. With funds like these we can do all eight units.
“We do lots of things that help people ease some of the burden during this hard time. We will be able to keep doing lots of things with this money. I’m a bit teary, you’ve raised so much.”