The sun shone, birds sang and flowers bloomed at Springhill Hospice on Sunday 13th of March. Hundreds of visitors took advantage of the crisp Spring day to visit the Broad Lane hospice that had been transformed into a Springtime Easter wonderland for the day.
With over 40 stalls, both inside the Hospice and in the award winning gardens, visitors were spoilt for choice. On offer to the hosts of visitors were everything from handbags to hanging baskets, pizzas to pancakes, cupcakes to curry. Good fun was had by all as families took part in chocolate tombolas, hook a duck and enjoyed the delights of the Hospice’s new wood fired pizza oven, turning out freshly baked pizzas.
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day” said Mel Caffrey, Springhill Fundraiser and Spring Fair organiser “It was a lovely relaxed afternoon. People could enjoy the goodies on offer inside the Hospice and outside in our flower and vegetable gardens”.
The Spring Fair provided a wonderful family day out with a bonus for the Hospice, the event raised a record amount of cash, over £7,500 so far with funds still being counted.
“We’re astounded at the generosity of the public and would like to thank everyone who joined us on Sunday. By coming to events like this year on year, the community reinforce their support for the Hospice and the work of our doctors and nurses both at the Hospice and out in the Borough” said Sarah Ford, Springhill’s Income Services Manager.
With £3m a year to raise to keep the doors of the Hospice open, the Springhill Fundraising Team won’t be sitting back with their feet up today! “The Spring Fair is just one of a long list of events we put on to raise money. Sunday April 24th, the annual Hospice to Hospice 10th Birthday Walk is next on the agenda, followed swiftly on May 13th with Go Green Day. For all you fair lovers out there, put a note in your diaries for Sunday June 5th when we’ll be transforming Roch Valley Riding Club into a Dog Show & Traditional Summer Fete – a great family day out”, Sarah added.
For more information about Springhill Hospice events go to www.springhill.org.uk/events or follow them on Facebook/springhillhospice