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Weldmar Hospicecare selected as Care South’s Chairman’s Fund beneficiary in recognition of late team member

Care South, a not-for-profit leading provider of residential and care at home services across the south of England, has selected Weldmar Hospicecare as one of the latest beneficiaries of its Chairman’s Fund. The Weldmar team cared for Elaine Stockley, a Night Care Assistant at Care South’s Maiden Castle House near Dorchester, who sadly passed away in June 2022 after battling cancer for a number of years.

Weldmar Hospicecare is a charity providing specialist care for adults in Dorset with life limiting illnesses and is recognised for its wonderful care and support. Elaine’s family and friends, as well as the Care South team at Maiden Castle House, have all continued to raise funds for the charity since Elaine’s passing, raising £2,760 by holding a quiz night and walking 26 miles around the Jurassic Coast.

Care South’s Chief Executive Officer, Simon Bird, was keen to show the company’s appreciation and support, and to thank Weldmar Hospicecare for the amazing and compassionate care they gave to Elaine and her family when they needed it most, by applying to Care South’s Chairman’s 2020 Fund for a donation of £1,000 for the charity. Simon was also keen to support the Care South team at Maiden Castle House in their fundraising efforts for a charity that is very close to their hearts.

Simon Bird, Chief Executive at Care South, commented: “Weldmar Hospicecare remains very close to the hearts of many who worked alongside Elaine for years at Maiden Castle House. Elaine was a wonderful member of the team who worked tirelessly at the home and was a real inspiration. The Weldmar Hospicecare team are all truly wonderful and we are really pleased to be able to support such an amazing charity that did so much for Elaine and for everyone they support day-in, day-out through some very difficult times.” 

April Whitehead, Major Gifts and Partnerships Lead at Weldmar Hospicecare, commented: “We are really thankful for Care South’s generous support through the Chairman’s Fund, which will give comfort, dignity and relief to our patients. We are extremely proud to support our Dorset community and help anyone that needs us when facing one of life’s most difficult journeys. We are very grateful for the support which will help us to continue our vital services providing bespoke and high quality end of life care.

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