Scouts dig deep to support £6m appeal for new hospice

Some of the Thorpe Hall team, from left, back, marketing officer Suzzane Ostler, fundraising administrator Trudy Waterfall, regional fundraiser Tim Bell, second row, volunteers Liz Hastings and Elaine Rignall and regional fundraiser Alison Toomey, third row, volunteer Mrilyn Bodenham and practice development lead Maggie Horne, and front, palliative care services manager Philip Ball
Some of the Thorpe Hall team, from left, back, marketing officer Suzzane Ostler, fundraising administrator Trudy Waterfall, regional fundraiser Tim Bell, second row, volunteers Liz Hastings and Elaine Rignall and regional fundraiser Alison Toomey, third row, volunteer Mrilyn Bodenham and practice development lead Maggie Horne, and front, palliative care services manager Philip Ball
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A scout troop has lent a helping hand to an appeal raising funds to build a new £6m hospice facility to serve the area.

Bourne 1st Scouts decided to donate £100 from a recent bag pack to staff at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall in Peterborough after the excellent care given to a former leader.

The hospice, which offers specialist end of life care for people from across Stamford, Rutland, Bourne and the Deepings has launched a drive to raise £6m .

The money will go towards building a new hospice with up to 20 private bedrooms next to Thorpe Hall as the listed building cannot be modernised to meet the needs of the hospice.

Leader of 1st Bourne Scouts Greg Cejer said: “As part of our annual charity presentation the 1st Bourne Scouts make a donation to Thorpe Hall.

“We often call on the local community to support our activities so it only feels right that, as a group, we put something back.

“We chose to support Thorpe Hall because one of our leaders, Gordon Pedder, was supported by the hospice before his tragic death.

“Every year we remember Gordon by presenting a trophy to one of our youngsters for a particular contribution to the group and by giving a donation to Thorpe Hall.

“At 1st Bourne we actively support many groups and Thorpe Hall is an important asset to people in need in our own community.”

The Thorpe Hall appeal received a boost this week when it was announced the Department of Health has handed the hospice £519,146 from its £60m capital grant programme.

Last week Vicki Neve urged Mercury readers to support the appeal after seeing the amazing work done at a hospice, which cared for her mother Jane Brader, of Stamford, before she died.

Find out how you can help at www.thorpehall.org