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Pig Racing Event Raises Money for Good Causes
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Pig Racing Event Raises Money for Good Causes

Some fragrant fluffy pigs helped raise over £1400 for local “Hospice at Home” charity, The Rosemary Foundation, last month. Lavender Fields, based at Hartley Park Farm near Selborne, held the latest in a series of open days and pig racing events to support the Foundation, which provides a palliative care service in East Hampshire for […]

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The Rosemary Foundation Nurse’s Tea Party

The Rosemary Foundation Nurse’s Tea Party

Staff and volunteers from The Rosemary Foundation took time out to bake cakes and make tea at their second annual tea party in East Meon Village Hall in June. Over 100 guests came to raise money for the foundation, which provides a “Hospice at Home” service for people in East Hampshire for people with life […]

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The Rosemary Foundation in 2017: a year in numbers

Last year, The Rosemary Foundation saw a 10% annual increase in new patient assessments and took on 213 new patients. The average length of care given to a patient was 50 days. During 2017, our nursing and care support staff: Made 5,030 individual visits to patients (averaging 14 a day) Spent 6,260 hours with patients […]

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Car enthusiasts rev up support for The Rosemary Foundation

Car enthusiasts rev up support for The Rosemary Foundation

The Rosemary Foundation was delighted to be chosen by the Solent Renegades car club as their charity for 2018. The club held its first show of the year on Sunday, 15 April at the Farmhouse Pub in Portsmouth, raising £420 for the foundation from a raffle and collection buckets. Club member Dan Potter said: “Each […]

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The Rosemary Foundation in 2017: Hospice Care Services in numbers

Last year, The Rosemary Foundation saw a 10% annual increase in new patient assessments and took on 213 new hospice care patients. The average length of hospice care services given to a patient was 50 days. During 2017, our nursing and care support staff: Made 5,030 individual visits to patients (averaging 14 a day) Spent […]

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Petersfield man takes dog for 100-mile walk to raise money for “Hospice at Home” charity

Petersfield man takes dog for 100-mile walk to raise money for “Hospice at Home” charity

[Charity Release, Petersfield] One man and his dog will be going more than the extra mile to raise money for a Petersfield charity in a two-day endurance test along the South Downs Way. Mike Cantan, 29, who runs Animal Crackers pet food store in Petersfield will take part in the 100-mile “Since 1664 Yomp” charity […]

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A Christmas gift for our nurses at The Rosemary Foundation

A Christmas gift for our nurses at The Rosemary Foundation

Our volunteers and supporters at The Rosemary Foundation have just enjoyed one of our most successful Christmas periods, raising over £8,000 through selling cards and holding events. We sold 980 packs of our Christmas Cards through a variety of outlets and Christmas events with only 20 packs remaining, which will be sold next Christmas (only […]

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What The Rosemary Foundation’s Lights of Remembrance service means to one volunteer

What The Rosemary Foundation’s Lights of Remembrance service means to one volunteer

On Sunday, November 26th 2017, The Rosemary Foundation will hold its annual Lights of Remembrance Service to give friends and relatives the opportunity to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one. Barbara Toms became a voluntary administrator for The Rosemary Foundation ten years ago, shortly after the death of her partner Ash, in […]

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Hospice services are still misunderstood by the general public

Hospice services are still misunderstood by the general public

Nearly a third of UK adults (31 per cent) think hospice care is only available in a hospice building, according to a recent survey. And fewer than half of adults in the UK (45 per cent) know that hospice care is also made available at home by organisations like The Rosemary Foundation. In fact only a […]

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The Great Fishing Match Game is being launched this weekend to support The Rosemary Foundation

The Great Fishing Match Game is being launched this weekend to support The Rosemary Foundation

                     A brand new family board game about to hit the table tops of Britain will hold a launch to raise money for The Rosemary Foundation. The Great Fishing Match game is due to be launched at Langrish House near Petersfield from 6.15pm to 9pm on Saturday, […]

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