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Soroptimists and Lions fund Longfield’s new uniforms

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Longfield Community Hospice has unveiled smart new uniforms, thanks to funding from Soroptimists International and Tetbury Lions.

The Cirencester and District Group of Soroptimists International, through the Dorothy Minnis Trust, has supported Longfield for many years and was delighted to provide a grant of £200 towards the purchase of new uniforms for the Hospice at Home team.

In addition to sponsoring Longfield’s recent Ale Amble event at Stroud Brewery, Tetbury Lions contributed more than £2,000 to help fund the uniforms, which will be worn by Longfield’s team of health care assistants who provide end-of-life care for patients in their own homes.

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Pat Wright, Georgina Wiltshire and Elizabeth Wilcox from SI Cirencester with a member of staff at Longfield. Picture: Longfield.

Individual supporters also raised £93 towards the overall cost through a Facebook fundraiser.

Rachel Jones, Head of Fundraising and Marketing said: “We’re so grateful to Soroptimists International, Tetbury Lions and our Facebook supporters for their ongoing support and for helping fund the new uniforms for our Hospice at Home team. The team will wear the new uniforms with pride.”

In addition to offering Hospice at Home care, helping people be cared for at home in their final days or weeks, Longfield also provides free care for adults in Gloucestershire living with a life-limiting illness and support for their loved ones and carers.

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