Proud Supporters of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
Here at The Wheatsheaf we are passionate about our local community, whether it’s sourcing local ingredients for our menus, serving a great pint of local ale or supporting our local charity…
That’s why we are proud to support Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and fundraise to help this incredible charity continue to care for patients and their families throughout the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire.
Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients and their families across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire. Every day it supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers who are living with a terminal illness, such as cancer, offering medical and nursing care, therapies, counselling, social work advice and practical support. This care is provided at the Hospice in Farnham, the Beacon Centre in Guildford, in patients’ own homes and in the community, and helps manage patients’ pain and improve quality of life for both them and their families.
Seeking care through Phyllis Tuckwell isn’t about giving up hope or hastening death, but rather a way to get the most appropriate care in the last phase of life…because every day is precious.
How do we support Phyllis Tuckwell?
As the NHS/Government only covers 20% of Phyllis Tuckwell’s costs, they have to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to offer all of their services, which are given free of charge to patients and their families. Fundraising is therefore hugely important, and there are a number of ways in which we try to help…
Red Mist Ale
In 2013 we teamed up with Andwell Brewery in Hook to create our own recipe ale, Red Mist, and we donate to Phyllis Tuckwell 20p from every pint sold here at The Wheatsheaf, so when you take a sip, you’re also doing your bit for charity!
The Dash of Colour
Since 2015 we have sponsored the red station at the annual Dash of Colour held by Phyllis Tuckwell. It’s a fun-filled day for runners of all levels, who take on the 5k course at Frimley Lodge Park, running through clouds of coloured powder paint, ensuring participants (both runners and volunteer ‘throwers’) end up as colourful as a rainbow!
Sign up for the 2017 event here
Every year, we take part in a charity challenge to raise money for a couple of local causes. In 2016, we teamed up with the rest of Red Mist Leisure to take part in The Red Mist Ramble, a marathon walk which saw us take on the undulating terrain of the Surrey Hills, from The Queen’s Head in East Clandon, finishing here at The Wheatsheaf, raising over £3,000 for Phyllis Tuckwell!
We’re looking forward to planning more events in 2017, so find us on Facebook and keep up-to-date with all our fundraising activities throughout the year.
How can you support Phyllis Tuckwell?
To find out more about how you can get involved and fundraise for Phyllis Tuckwell, take a look at the upcoming events below and visit their website today.