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Festive surprise at East Cheshire Hospice

Patients at East Cheshire Hospice woke up to a festive surprise thanks to the Hospice’s supporters.

Specially made mugs were given to ward patients on Christmas morning to help brighten up their day.

The gifts featured the Hospice sunflower emblem as a bobble hat on a robin on one side, the other having the logo on top of a tree.

The mugs were designed by Jayne Hadfield, from Jola Designs, and printed by Rossendale Trust, which provides supported living for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Both companies are keen supporters of the Hospice and provided their services free of charge.

Any costs were met by What Women Want, five female long-standing fundraisers for the Hospice.

The group includes Jill Harding, a health care assistant and one of the nursing staff working the overnight shift at Christmas.

Ray Naden shows off the festive mugs given to patients.

Jill said: “It’s a lovely shift to work and we try to make the occasion as nice and cheery as we can for our patients. We had seven inpatients this year.

“Patients could have up to three family members joining them for Christmas dinner, which was served on tables in the ward and side rooms, along with wine and Prosecco.

“We’d like to thank our supporters for the mugs. We also had trees round the Hospice, with presents for visitors and children which had kindly been donated.”

Among the team on duty was health care assistant Ray Naden, who was worked at the Hospice for 17 years.

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