Martin House Hospice this week celebrated the start of National Hospice Care Week by welcoming over 400 visitors to its annual Open Day at the hospice in Boston Spa.
The event saw support from celebrity Ambassador Christine Talbot, West Yorkshire Police, Thomson Airlines and local dance troupe, Scala Kids.
As well as guest visits from Nuzzlets farm and Penny’s Miniature Ponies, guests enjoyed guided tours of the hospice and grounds and were able to listen to guest speakers, including Martin House parent Roger Fielding, on the hospice’s vital work across the region.
Martin House Chaplain, Mark Clayton, said:
The theme of this year’s Hospice Care Week (3-9 October) is, “Hospice Care is…” and this Open Day has been a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our work, not only that provided at the hospice itself but in the community and in families’ own homes.
It is important to us as an organisation to be able to show supporters how their money has made Martin House what it is today. We were privileged to see many new supporters join us and we look forward to everyone’s continued support as we celebrate our thirtieth year next year.