Kathy Gore, chair of Friends of Sussex Hospices (FSH), and husband Jack hosted a party in the garden of their Framfield home to celebrate the charity’s 21st Anniversary. Guests included FSH supporters and hospice representatives from across the county.
The charity, which is run entirely by volunteers, has raised £1.6 million for the 12 hospice care providers serving Sussex and in June was awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the equivalent of an MBE.
Special events to mark the charity’s coming of age include Festival 21 (festival21.co.uk), an action-packed family day and an evening of entertainment at Danny House, Hurstpierpoint, on September 3, and a black tie dinner at Drapers’ Hall in London on November 8 with the rather brilliant Sir Anthony Seldon as guest speaker.
The 200-mile Sussex Hospices Trail, a series of 26 walks connecting the county’s hospice care providers, has also been created. Using public footpaths and bridleways, the trail will be a valuable and permanent legacy where walkers can celebrate the beauty of the Sussex countryside while remembering friends or family.
For more information, visit friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk
All images supplied by: Graham Franks Photography