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Hospice hosts special Christmas party with help from Asda Glasshoughton

By Asda Community Team

December 19, 2017 00:57pm
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Our Glasshoughton store's community champion Sarah Gallagher joined volunteers from The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract to host a special Christmas party.

Sarah regularly helps at the hospice's day therapy unit and secured a £1,000 grant from the Asda Foundation to help pay for the event, which featured a festive meal and games.

Jo Lister, activities coordinator for day therapy at the hospice (pictured below), said: “Having a Christmas party is a really special time at the hospice. For a lot of patients this will be their last Christmas, so we want them to have fun and be able to enjoy the festivities.

Jo with guests
Jo with guests

"A lot of what we do is trying to become like an extended family for people who need support so we host a lot of parties and fun events.

"Sarah's been really good, she helps out with us an awful lot and really gets stuck in. We'd like to thank the Asda Foundation for their donation towards the party too."

The hospice has cared for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families since 1989.

Sarah with guests
Sarah with guests

Sarah said: "It was a lovely event and it everything went down really well with the guests. It was a privilege to be able to bring some Christmas joy to the people in our community who deserve it most at this special time of the year.

"Everyone had a meal, enjoyed a quiz and played charades, and the group called me up the next day to thank me for helping out. I volunteer at the hospice every month and think they're an absolutely wonderful group of people."

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