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Here at The Prince of Wales Hospice, we can only describe local florist, Michelle Grainger, as one of our most passionate supporters.
To date, Michelle has raised over £39,000 for the hospice and she’s not ready to stop yet! To mark her 50
birthday this year, Michelle is embarking on 50 challenges to mark her 50 years, to raise £30,000 for The Prince of Wales Hospice.
She’s calling her campaign ‘nifty at fifty’ and we certainly agree! To name just a few of her upcoming fundraisers, Michelle will be shaving her head, getting a tattoo of the hospice feathers, taking on a zip wire over Mount Snowdon and organising a mass scooter ride covering all the hospices in Yorkshire.
Talking about why she supports The Prince of Wales Hospice, Michelle said;
“My Dad was admitted to the hospice the month before he passed, as we were having difficulty managing his condition at home. During his two-week stay, the team tailored his medication to manage his pain and helped us all as a family to come to terms with his illness.
"I first wanted to support the hospice because of our experience dealing with my Dad at home. We wanted to give something back. I soon came to realise people within our community didn’t want to know about the hospice, as they thought it was a place where people go to die. I know it is so much more than that, and I wanted to help everyone else to see it how we see it; a place for everyone and their families, who need support with terminal illness. Somewhere that is dignified, peaceful and friendly.”
We wish Michelle the best of luck during her exciting year of fundraising ahead. We are so grateful for all her support, which enables us to continue to care for patients with life limiting illnesses and support their families too.
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