rory helps raise funds for hospice at home

Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland close their special Fifteenth Anniversary Year by organising a wonderful evening at The Playhouse in Penrith.  Rory Stewart MP for Penrith and the Border presents ‘Borderlands’.  This special topic is about the Border country: it’s past history and present identity, based on Rory’s walk through Cumbria and along the Scottish Border last summer. This is to take place on Friday 22nd March 7pm for 7.30pm.

Rory said “I am delighted to be invited to speak at the Hospice at Home 15th Anniversary fundraising evening. The organisation does incredible work within my constituency and across Cumbria, providing much needed care, support and friendship to so many. Elderly people constitute an ever-increasing proportion of my constituents, and this only means that the work of Hospice at Home will become yet more vital still.

Given our proximity to the border and current political uncertainty about its future, my talk on the Borderlands I hope will spark some interesting dialogue and debate on the night. For centuries Cumbrians found themselves in a middle land between Scotland and England. Cumbrian identity is inherently shaped therefore by the border to our North.”

The evening will consist of wine or soft drinks on reception and Cumbrian Savouries in the interval. A raffle and bar will also be available. Tickets are £15.00 each and are available from the Fundraising Office 01768 210719, on line by visiting  and at the Hospice at Home Shop in Little Dockray in Penrith. The Charity would like to thank Pallister Co. for sponsoring this event and Rory Stewart for his continuous commitment. Please support this wonderful evening to hear the notorious speaker Rory Stewart and help the Charity celebrate one of the last events of the Fifteenth Anniversary. The Hospice at Home nursing service covers 1500 square miles from the Scottish Border to Stainmore and Allonby to Alston.  The clinical team care and nurse approximately 300 patients each year also supporting their families and carers.

The charity is vital and needs to raise £11,750 each week to continue to provide this service.

Anyone interested in raising funds or volunteering please contact the Hospice at Home office 01768 210719. Press contact: Cath Wheeler on 01768 210 719

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