End of an era.
On the 9th of January 1995 Elaine Lane joined Paul Sartori Foundation as a Nursing Assistant. Now after 23 years of service Elaine has said she has reached a time in her life where she would like to spend more time with family and friends, relaxing and enjoying herself. Elaine has decided now is the right time to retire, she has recently moved house after selling her family home in Milford Haven.
Elaine has been a valued member of the Paul Sartori team and has brought compassion, kindness and a great deal of support to many grieving patients and families alike. This year Elaine went along to a Garden party at Buckingham Palace as one of our longest serving nurses; with Sandra Dade (Charity Manager). Elaine said it was an occasion she will always remember. Phil Thompson MBE, chair of Paul Sartori said “The board and I would like to thank Elaine for her dedication and loyalty to Paul Sartori Foundation over the years, she will be greatly missed.”
“Elaine was a hugely popular member of the team and will be dearly missed by her many friends here at Paul Sartori” said Pat Coombs, the Clinical Co-ordinator. “We all wish her many happy years of retirement” she continued.
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Will and Tina Evans of Gwaun Valley Meats, Letterston have recently donated a £100 to Paul Sartori Foundation and a £100 to the Catrin Vaughan Foundation as part of their charity appeal they set up in 2011; called the “Trystan Evans Fundraising Appeal”. This started this when their son became poorly and they wanted to raise money to be able to give something back to the charities and hospitals that helped their son and the family.
They have previously donated to Crossroads, Cardiff & Bristol Children’s Hospitals, The Ronald McDonald House Charities and they have also donated learning books to Withybush Hospital. “The money raised within Gwaun Valley Meats has mainly come from the 5 pence carrier bag charge and a small fee for customers purchasing bones for their dogs” commented Tina.
“We are extremely grateful to receive this donation from Gwaun Valley Meats” said Lisa Wells the Income Generation team administrator. “It is through the generosity of people like Will and Tina Evans that we can continue to provide this much needed service, which is available free of charge 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” Lisa continued.
Mike James, an oil tanker driver from Whitehill has recently celebrated his 50th birthday, and his wife Sandra arranged a party at The Plough Inn, Sageston. Instead of gifts Mike asked his friends and family to make a donation to Paul Sartori Foundation and Wales Air Ambulance. Mike said “Both of these charities are close to my heart. At the age of 50 I have everything I need and it made sense to me to do something good to help these valued services rather than have birthday gifts”
Wales Air Ambulance saved the life of Mike’s close friend a number of years ago. Mike was at the scene of the accident and saw first-hand what level of service the charity provides. Also over the past few years through a friendship with Sandra Dade, (Charity Manager) Mike has learned a lot about the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service. He is aware of close friends and neighbours in the area where he lives who have benefited from the services.
Mike raised an amazing £230 for each charity. Sandra Dade commented “I am so grateful to Mike for thinking of the Hospice at Home Services which cost £2800 a day to run. We wouldn’t be able to deliver our vital services without our friends in the local community”
On Saturday 15th September, Sarah Gateley-Preece and Tom Preece of Redford Caravan Park Ltd in Princes Gate, Narberth held a charity event in aid of Paul Sartori Foundation. They had a bouncy castle, surf simulator, tea, coffee & cake stall, a raffle, face painting and much more. This event has been held for the past three years, for different charities in memory of Sarah’s dad; Mike Gateley.
Sarah said “Paul Sartori Hospice at Home cared for my dad in the later stages of his illness, the Clinical Nurse Specialist who came out to him was absolutely fantastic.”
The event raised £557.77 in total. “This is a fantastic amount raised by Redford Caravan Park, their friends and guests” said Lisa Wells the Income Generation Team Administrator. “When I contacted Sarah after the event; she explained that they would be topping up the total to £1000, we are so grateful for this amazing gesture” Lisa continued.
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service are delighted to be chosen as the sole benefactor of this year’s “That’ll Be the Day” Christmas Show at Folly Farm.
This now famous and very much loved Christmas show returns to Folly Farm on 13th & 14th December for the third year running. The show will be full of Christmas music from the 50’s and 60’s and up to present day – with the usual element of humorous interludes!
Event organiser Phil Thompson said “This sold out last year well before the first show and as it cannot be seen anywhere else in Wales (apart from Llandudno!) in 2018, it is sure to sell out fast again this year. I would like to thank Folly Farm again for all their assistance, not only for the recent Christmas shows but for the last 12 years we have been running Summer shows at Folly Farm and have raised over £112,000 (from these shows alone) for Charity.
Tickets are £25 each from Paul Sartori House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest on 01437 763223 or Phil Thompson on 07767 408336. They are also available from the Paul Sartori stores in Tenby, Pembroke, Snowdrop Lane, Milford Haven, Fishguard and Narberth, (also Rock n Rolla Emporium in Narberth).
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