Fundraising for Sobell House in memory of Angela Norris
Since late last year we have been proud to support the incredible Sobell House in our fundraising work.
The hospice, in Oxford, is one of our key charities and it is a truly special place with the most wonderful team of doctors, nurses and everyday heroes who go above and beyond to provide such exemplary compassionate care to those at the end of life with terminal illnesses.
To date we are delighted to have donated over £650!
Some of the funds raised came from two of our festive fundraisers in December – a record breaking Christmas raffle and our very first Didcot Mini Festive Market we organised with the support of Didcot Events. Other funds have come from this year’s record breaking Easter raffle, virtual fundraising games and other means.
We are proud that, as part of honouring Angela’s memory, we will be dedicating a gold leaf on the Memory Tree based within the Hospice. Angela received wonderful care at home from the palliative care nurses in her final three months of life. Sadly, Angela passed away six months ago and we are sure that she would be proud of all that we have given back to the hospice as a “thank you for caring for a wonderful lady” who will forever live on in the heart of our fundraising organisation. As someone who was so passionate over the past few years in her support of all of our work to help others, the Oxford Children’s Hospital was particularly a cause close to her heart.
Giving back to Sobell House means so much to us as a group. Angela was the mother of both Matt and Luke who are part of our leadership team and was like a second mother to Andy, who is best friends with Luke.
So many of our causes we support mean something personally to Andy whether it’s from the Oxford Children’s Hospital to Headway Oxfordshire to Be Free Young Carers to Footsteps Foundation, SSNAP (Support for the Sick Newborn and their Parents), Ronald McDonald House Oxford and Style Acre and many more, the list is extensive. We are dedicated to helping as many as we can with a particular focus on children, health and disability causes.
We hope to increase our funds for Sobell to over £1,000 by next year to continue honouring the memory of Angela.
Whether it’s helping to provide £100 funding four hours of care from a specialist palliative care nurse to £20 funding an art or music therapy session, the funds you have helped us raise are hugely invaluable to carry on the hospice’s truly life affirming work.
We thank everyone who continues to support, donate to and fundraise for our fundraising organisation so that we can continue to “change transform and save lives” across Oxfordshire. Together every day every week all year round your helping us help countless number of individuals and supporting such wonderful healthcare institutions as Sobell House and the amazing hospice heroes in the NHS.