Last week we were honoured to be invited to The Prince of Wales Hospice for a Royal visit. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has had a 30 year relationship with the Pontefract hospice and was returning to see the progress the hospice has made in recent years.
The Prince of Wales Hospice has been an integral part of the Eastern Wakefield community in West Yorkshire for many years. It serves over 170,000 people offering round the clock care365 days a year. The Appeal was delighted to award the hospice £10,000 last year to support their Lymphoedema team. Whilst there is no cure for Lymphoedema, it is possible to control the main symptoms and we were proud to be able to offer financial support to develop this vital work.
Appeal Manager Kate Goldring represented the Appeal during the royal visit and was able to see the hospice first hand as well as meet the Lymphoedema Team. "You can see this is a first class hospice from the moment you arrive. Meeting the team and discussing research and symptom management was fantastic and I know we will work with them more broadly in other areas of our work."
"Meeting the Prince of Wales was a real experience and it was an honour to be able to tell him more about the work of the Appeal and delivering Jane's legacy."
To find out more about the Prince of Wales Hospice and their ongoing work on Lymphoedema visit their website.
Here at the Appeal we are so proud to be able to support many good causes like this, look out for news of our April grant round coming soon.