Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has visited the Martlets Hospice in Hove to talk to patients and meet staff to discuss ways in which people can get involved to help this local institution carry on its stellar work.
The Martlets Hospice is a not part of the NHS and needs to generate over £4 million annually in order to ensure the continuation of its services. During his visit, Mike and staff discussed the success of the Martlets lottery and future fundraising opportunities. Mike also met with Martlets patient Maureen Brill and her daughter, Sarah Brill.
Understandably, staff at the Martlets are always looking for help, so why not get involved? Perhaps set up a regular monthly donation to the Hospice; join the Hospice lottery, with 44 cash prizes each week and over 10,000 members; make a gift in your Will; or become a volunteer for the Hospice in either one of their shops, the fundraising department or in the Hospice itself. For more information on various ways to support the Martlets, visit www.themartlets.org.uk or call 01273 747455.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am always amazed by the incredible facilities that the Martlets provides for local residents. The hospice is a wonderful sanctuary, but it relies heavily on the goodwill of those who support it. Many people don’t know that a large number of Martlets patients are actually treated in their own homes – this a great service, yet very expense to run. If you think you can help the Martlets in anyway, please do get in touch.”