Isabel Hospice Bubble Rush
At Cariad we love to try and do as many things for charity as possible, especially Isabel Hospice, a charity that has touched everyone in Hertfordshire. The latest #TeamCariad challenge is the Bubble Rush on 16 July, a 5K fun run through mountains of bubbles.If you fancy getting sudsy for Isabel Hospice, there’s still time to sign up. Click To Tweet
How fun does that look?! And if you fancy getting sudsy, there’s still time to sign up.
At first it was just going to be me, Rory and Alex, but now we’ve managed to gather an entire team. Rachel and Lisa and their families are going to run it with us. Whilst Team Cariad will have a good presence, we’re not anticipating first place – the heatwave has been making it hard to train… well, that’s the excuse we are going with… Let’s just say, some of us have done more running than others, but that doesn’t mean they will be any faster! And as much as we want to make it competitive between us, we’re really looking forward to running through the bubbles and having a great time.
We are truly excited about how much money we can raise and we might even add a few extra surprises in if we make it past our £300 target….
We think our target is modest and would love to beat this by a lot. Every little does really help – see below to find out how. We’ll keep you up to date with how everything is going and let you know if we are throwing any surprise costumes into the mix. (If anyone has any costume suggestions feel free to tell us, we’re up for almost anything…)
If you don’t know what Isabel Hospice does, here’s how your money could be used.
It costs around £4.5 million each year for the Hospice to provide free specialist end of life services to local people. Here’s what your donation could be used for:
£10 would pay for 3 specially prepared meals a day for a patient at the In-Patient Unit who may not have been tempted to eat for a while because they’ve felt too poorly.
£26 would pay for one hour of specialist nursing at the In-Patient Unit where patients will feel cherished, safe and cared for.
£84 would pay for a Day Services session enabling patients to see a nurse, chat to other patients, do some art or craft activities or receive a complementary therapy.
£123 would pay for a supportive therapy session such as a physiotherapy, occupational therapy or lymphoedema therapy, helping patients to have a better quality of life in the time they have left.
£140 would pay for a home visit by an Isabel Nurse Specialists who can help with spiritual, emotional and clinical needs.
£135 would support a family member for a year following the death of their loved one.
£508 would pay for a week of specialist appointments by a Welfare Advisor who can help alleviate money worries for patients and their families and make sure they get the financial support they are entitled to.
£650 would pay for 24 hours of specialist nursing care at the In-Patient Unit – a building full of love, often laughter, and light.
£3,000 would pay the running costs of an Isabel Clinical Nurse Specialists for a day – they visit patients in their home, providing specialist knowledge, comfort and expert advice.
Source Isabel Hospice.