4th April 2023
EHA has raised over £2500 for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, by walking 25 miles to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Celebrating its 25th birthday last year, EHA decided to mark the occasion by raising much needed funds for their corporate business partner, Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, who were also celebrating their 25th birthday.
A team of 12 walkers left Dalemain at 7am on a chilly, misty morning, to walk the Ullswater Way, incorporating the Dalemain loop, and succeeded in walking 25 miles in one day – a mile for each year of EHA. Initially pledging to raise £1000, this was exceeded by the generosity of family, friends, colleagues and tenants, and just over £2500 was finally raised.
Beth Furneaux, Chair of Eden Housing Association commented “We’re delighted with the fundraising efforts of our staff, who not only walked 25 miles but raised money throughout the year through raffles, cake sales and bring and share lunches. The Association’s chosen charity, Hospice at Home, works tirelessly to ensure those in need can receive the care and support to remain in their own homes. Their values align with those of EHA, where we also provide support to our tenants, to remain in their homes and supported living accommodation for as long as they wish. For both EHA and Hospice at Home to celebrate their 25th birthdays together is testament to the valuable service both provide to the community.”
Kylie Palmer, Hospice at Home said “This has been a momentous year for us both as we mark our 25th Anniversaries. Founded in 1997 in the Eden Valley, Hospice at Home has been providing care and support to thousands of families living with life limiting illnesses. Although our clinical service area and patient support services have grown over the years, the invaluable support we have always received from Penrith and the Eden Valley remains. We are extremely grateful to Eden Housing Association for their continued support and partnership. Their kindness and determination throughout their fundraising mission will help to ensure the care and support we provide in our local communities is always available when needed. Although all our services are provided free of charge to the patient and their family, each provision of care has to be paid for. The Charity needs to raise over £19,000 each week, the NHS provide some of these funds (20%) with the remainder being raised through our amazing volunteers and supporters. Our Business Partners play a vital role in helping us raise awareness as well as the vital funds needed. We welcome Business Partners from all industries, sectors and size! If you would like to learn more about Hospice at Home and partnering with us please get in touch”.