LNPS shows appreciation for St Helena Hospice team

London Network for Pest Solutions helped to spread some early Christmas cheer by sponsoring the Christmas meal welcome drinks for the amazing staff working at a hospice in Essex.

LNPS Business Development Manager Mike Bailes’ wife Paula Reynolds works as a nurse at St Helena Hospice, Colchester.  When he heard the hospice was looking for sponsors he approached Managing Director Paul Cooper who generously agreed to pay for the welcome drinks.

Mike said: “We were delighted to be able to raise a glass for the team and say a massive ‘Thank You’ and let all in the amazing team there at St Helena know how much they are appreciated and acknowledge what a great service and support you all offer. We hope everyone has a fantastic evening, well-earned and deserved Happy Christmas.”

A spokesperson from St Helena added: “Within St Helena we have a Staff Voice group, made up of representatives from clinical and non-clinical departments, we regularly meet to discuss a wide range of topics.

Within one of our Staff Voice meetings, it was briefly discussed and unanimously agreed, that we should celebrate the herculean effort we had seen from each and every one of the team at St Helena.

This year has been particularly challenging for the Hospice, faced with a difficult combination of external factors outside of our control, meaning the teams have had to work harder, for longer and with less financial backing… but still finding a way to deliver the same amazing St Helena support for our patients, their loved ones and carers.

“Our celebration was Thursday 23rd November and was a resounding success, smiling, eating, drinking and lots of dancing! A truly wonderful opportunity for members of different departments to mix, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Receiving the call from Mike from London Network for Pest Solutions with his extremely kind offer to get the first round, was the icing on the cake. A chilled glass of Prosecco or bubbling bucks fizz was offered to everyone as they walk in the door at our private top floor event at the Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester.”

St Helena Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care to local people facing incurable illness in north east Essex, supporting them, their families, friends and carers.

The hospice also helps adults and children in north east Essex who have been bereaved, regardless of how or where their loved one died.

The hospice also supports members of the community, helping them make their own choices and live with dignity. By focusing on their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, the team aims to bring comfort and relief to all those who need it, offering the people of north east Essex individual care and total support, regardless of their diagnosis or personal circumstances.

Support is provided where and when it is needed, whether at home, at the hospice or over the phone through our 24/7 advice line, SinglePoint.

St Helena Hospice is an independent charity, providing services free of charge. Only 27% of income comes from the NHS. That means 73% of the income needed to run St Helena is raised through the local community giving donations, buying in St Helena shops, paying for care from Radfield Home Care in support of St Helena, playing Your Hospice Lottery, and leaving gifts in Wills.