We are absolutely delighted to announce that two of the Tynedale Hospice at Home nurses have signed up to do the Great Wall of China Trek. Registered Nurse Val Anderson and Senior Nurse Denise Askell have both jumped at the chance to take part.  This week we caught up with Val to ask her all about her big adventure.

“It will be a major personal challenge for me, but one that I’m really looking forward to. I am utterly passionate about Tynedale Hospice at Home. I have had friends and family members living in areas that don’t have a hospice at home service and some of them did not have a good end of life experience.” said Val. “Every shift I work with Tynedale Hospice at Home I see first-hand just how important it is to have the hospice at home care for the patient and for their family. One of the rewards of the job is being able to ensure a patient’s last days and hours are comfortable, and surrounded by their loved ones at home. So it’s a cause I really want to support in any way I can.”

Val has set up her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/valanderson28

Val is adamant that all the money she raises through sponsorship will go directly to Tynedale Hospice at Home where it will have the greatest impact. To ensure this Val has committed to working an extra shift every month so that she will pay for the travel and accommodation costs of the trip herself.

Val and Denise are lining up a whole range of fun events to kick off their fundraising. The first confirmed event will be a bag-pack at Tesco Hexham on 17-18th August—if you are able to help Val and Denise please give us a call 01434 606 444 to sign up for a slot.

Or if you would like to take part in the Trek yourself, call Cathy on 01434 606 444 to have a chat, or drop her a line on cathy@tynedalehospice.com. Cathy is also holding an information session on Thursday 1st August, 6.30pm at The Gate Church, Swalwell Close, Prudhoe. RSVP to Cathy if you would like to come along.