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Gig for Sean raises vital hospice cash

IRISH band Cairde, two of who are from Solihull, have raised more than £1,200 for the Sandwell Hospice at Home Trust.

IRISH band Cairde, two of who are from Solihull, have raised more than £1,200 for the Sandwell Hospice at Home Trust.

Hospice at Home cares for patients of any age suffering from a life threatening illnesses.

Nursing and support teams build up close relationships with their patients, their immediate family and carers.

Steve Davis from Cairde said: “We organised the gig in memory of our band mate John Moran’s father Sean, who passed away in February.

“Friends of the band including Birmingham Irish Pipe and Drums, Madden School of Irish Dancing, Thomas and Daniel Green also mucked in to put together a fantastic and fun evening.

“We wanted to raise funds to help other cancer sufferers and to do something to say ‘thank you’ for the care Sean received from the Hospice at Home nurses.

“We would also like to thank the management and staff at Tally Ho! Social Club for allowing us to use their facilities to stage the evening.”

Angela Weston from Hospice at Home said: “With this money we will be able to purchase items of equipment that are not available on the NHS such as nebulisers, syringe drivers, wheelchairs, baby alarms, tens machines and basically we will look at anything that is required that will ensure quality of life for the patient, carers and their families.”

 

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