Natta’s MD, John Whelan and Contracts Manager Rob Winspear were delighted to visit Woking Sam & Beare Hospice in Woking this week. Following Natta’s annual Dragon Boat Races and fundraising efforts for the second year, Natta wanted to discover more about this fantastic charity.
Natta’s visit to the hospice has opened up new opportunities for us to get involved even more. We are in discussions with the Hospice with regards to helping and working with other suppliers to make their vision for a wild garden a reality. The works on this will take place over the coming months.
About Woking Sam & Beare Hospices
This Hospice exists to offer and promote the highest quality care possible for people with advanced terminal illnesses. They also provide help and support to their families and other individuals important to their care.
Each year they care for around 2,000 patients. Over 70% of their care is delivered across Surrey in the community. This works out as being 8,760 hours of care every single year.
In 1977 is where it all began as they opened their first Sam Beare Palliative Care ward in Weybridge Hospital. Another 10-bed Hospice was later opened in 1996.
A decision was made to merge the two Hospices in 2014 and to build a brand-new state-of-the-art 20-bed facility in Goldsworth Park, Woking, Surrey. Building work commenced in November 2015 and the build designs incorporated the blueprint and shell of an original office building.
May 2017 saw their first patients admitted to this newly built hospice.
The decision to merge was primarily because they put their patients at the heart of everything they do, but also to enable them to increase their impact and reach.
Natta and Woking Sam & Beare Annual Dragon Boat Races
Their annual Dragon Boat Race has been running for 7 years. This was the second year that Natta has participated in this fun event. It proved to be another excellent and seemingly successful day out whilst raising vital funds for the Hospice.
This year, through TeamNatta’s efforts and determination we have been crowned the winners for 2019. Over the last two years, Natta has raised more than £4,000 for the Hospice. Natta is already thinking about next year’s race!
Moving forward, Natta will be looking at other ways that we can continue to support the charity. We look forward to developing our new partnership!