Friends of PATCH in the Borders held another successful tea party in aid of the charity. In addition to some wonderful baking, there was a raffle, sale of designer clothes and sale of hand-knitted tea cosies.
News release – 26 September 2017 – On the 21st September, following the success of last year’s event, the Friends of PATCH in the Borders raised nearly £2000 by hosting a very successful tea party. The party was hosted by Denise and Graeme Brebner at Sorrowlessfield Farm, Earlston, where a delicious spread of sandwiches and home-made cakes were appreciated by all who attended.
Mrs Helen Legge, Chair of the Friends of PATCH in the Borders, introduced those who attended to the team of local Friends. Helen explained:
So far in 2017, PATCH has funded 9 hospital nurses from the Borders General Hospital and from Kelso and Duns community hospitals to have additional palliative care training. This specialist palliative care training is a collaboration between the Margaret Kerr Unit, St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh and the NHS in the Borders. More funding will allow more nurses to receive this training.