Fundraisers test their knowledge to raise cash for Stafford Hospice
Friday 20 April 2018 

Kind-hearted fundraisers at Rowley Hall Hospital put their knowledge to the test to raise over £550 for Katharine House Hospice.

Staff held a charity quiz night at Stafford Rugby Club on Friday 13th April in memory of former nurse Kate Johnson.

The hospital ward also organised a ‘Guess the name of the teddy’ competition and proceeds from the activities are being donated to Katharine House in Stafford where Kate was cared for during the final stages of her life.

She was just 41 when she died and was a very popular member of staff at the private hospital.

Staff formed teams and paid an entry fee to take part in the quiz night and a tombola and raffle boosted the cash total on the night.

Local companies and organisations kindly offered prizes towards the raffle and quiz night including Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat who donated the top prize of a spa package for two which was won by the hospital’s Private Patient Co-ordinator Claire Bailey.

Other prizes up for grabs included an Amazon voucher, Tesco voucher and bottles of wine.

In 2017, employees joined forces to unveil a bench and plaque at Rowley Hall in memory of Kate Johnson who sadly passed away in 2015 following a short illness.

The plaque and bench was revealed at a special ceremony which was attended by Kate’s parents who also attended the quiz night.

Ward Manager Lorraine Wagstaff said: “The quiz night was an excellent evening and was well attended by staff from different departments and consultants.

“We want to continue to show our support for Katharine House Hospice through fundraising activities and remember Kate who was a very popular member of staff.

Lorraine co-ordinated the activities along with Staff Nurse Bev Jones, Ward Administrator Lorraine Butler and other members of the Rowley nursing team.

Staff enjoyed a pie and pea supper as part of their entry fee to the quiz which was won by the team which called themselves ‘Peaky Blinders.’

Bev said: “It was great to raise so much money at the quiz which was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and through the other activities.

“We would like to thank Moddershall Oaks and outside organisations for donating prizes and to everyone at Rowley Hall who has supported us with the fundraising effort.”

Katharine House Hospice provides free palliative care services and end of life care for patients across Staffordshire.

Holly Addison, Corporate Fundraiser for Katharine House Hospice, added: “We are so grateful for donations like this which are so valuable to us at the hospice. I’d like to say a big thanks to everyone at Rowley Hall for their generosity.”

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