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Work goes on


The news that Beaumond House Community Hospice’s future app-ears to be secure is to be welcomed, and the hard work of staff, volunteers and fundraisers who made it happen should be applauded. But that does not mean the hard work is over.

The hospice, on London Road, Newark, is hugely dependant on local fundraising to keep up its good work.

At its annual meeting, it was revealed the hospice now cares for more than 500 people a year. Last year it held 2,462 day care sessions and 442 complementary therapy sessions.

In addition, it supported 167 people with bereavement care and its welfare rights officer helped 187 people.

That is all thanks to individual and group fundraising efforts, including the Newark Half-marathon, and major campaigns such as Be Bright Blue.

The Advertiser is proud to support these campaigns and to publicise fundraising efforts.

Such is the demand for its services, Beaumond House is to consider ways of expanding its reach, such as a new purpose-built facility or working with Newark Hospital.

Undoubtedly, there will be a cost to expanding this much-needed service — and that is where the public could once again help.

People stepped up when the service was struggling last year, but the work still goes on.

Beaumond House has been supporting people in the district for more than 25 years. Let’s continue to support them so that work continues for many more years to come.

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