Y6 pupils from Our Lady and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Maryport have been busy organising a reverse Advent Calendar gift box for Hospice at Home West Cumbria. Every day, during the month of November the children have brought gifts and messages for families who rely and depend on this West Cumbrian based palliative care charity.

Becka and Gemma from Hospice at Home visited the school to chat to the pupils about the vital care the charity provides for families in the region.

Mrs Langstaff Y6 teacher said, “I am so proud of every child and grateful to the brilliant parents who have supported the school with this project. We all hope the gifts will bring a little bit of comfort to families experiencing a difficult time this Christmas. The children have put a lot of thought into their gifts and notes and it is lovely to see such kindness, a value that we encourage throughout our curriculum.”

The children in Y6 also had their own thoughts:

Head Boy Loic Machard said, “It has given me so much satisfaction to know that this box will bring a small about of joy to so many families.”

Head Girl Ava Bethwaite added, “It was interesting to hear exactly how the people at Hospice at Home work so hard every day and to learn a little bit more about the charitable work that they do.”

Mrs Langstaff said, “Our Lady and St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School would like to wish everyone involved with Hospice at Home West Cumbria a happy and peaceful Christmas with their families and loved ones. May 2023 bring comfort and hope, and we wish you continued success with all the work that you do.”

We love to share stories about our supporters and all their wonderfully kind deeds. Please let us know about any fundraising you have been doing so we can shout our thank yous from the rooftops! Who knows? It may also inspire other people to join the cause. Contact us on 01900 873173 or by emailing info@hhwc.org.uk