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Vicky Wakefield-Heath Tribute Fund Update

On the 9th June 'Team Mummy/Vicky' including Spencer, Angie and Ron took part in our Walk for Longfield to raise funds for Longfield because of the wonderful care and support given to their family.

"Not a day goes by that we don't think of our precious Vicky. Spencer was just 7 months old when Vicky, his Mummy and our daughter, passed away after being diagnosed with Bowel Cancer when Spencer was just 6 weeks old. 

Longfield were there for us at the end of Vicky's life. We could not have got through it all without them, their care and understanding is second to none. Their support didn't stop there and we know that should we need it, they will always be there for us. 

Spencer is now nearly 5 and keen to take part in our walk for Mummy. We are hoping to have a good number of us in 'Team Mummy/Vicky' so Spencer will have plenty of opportunities for a piggyback if needed"

Below are some of the photos from Spencer, Angie and Ron's Walk for Longfield.


Thank you so much to Spencer, Angie, Ron and all of Vicky's family and friends who came along. It was a lovely evening and it was wonderful to have you all there supporting us. A wonderful £325.00 has been raised in sponsorship for the walk by Spencer, Angie and Ron for which we are very grateful.

This amount will be added into the Tribute Fund which has been set up in memory of Vicky.

Thank you!

Allium Memory Garden Appeal

Ground breaking news!

We are pleased to announce that work has started on creating our Allium Memory Garden. The Team from Ecclesiastical spent a day volunteering in our gardens, helping us to create the memorial space.

‘We are so lucky that the company we work for allows us to take a day every year to volunteer for a charity. We chose Longfield as a member of our team recently lost a loved one who was supported by the charity.  It was hard work on the day but so rewarding to know that we created something that will be there for a long time and help people to remember their loved ones.’  The team at Ecclesiastical

The Allium Memory Garden is in the shape of a heart, and each year the heart will grow as we have more and more people dedicate an allium in memory of their loved ones.

The Memory Garden will be a space for people to reflect on their loved ones life’s. You can one of the first to dedicate an allium flower in memory of your loved one by following this link to our appeal page.

And by dedicating an Allium, you will be making a donation to support our services so that we can help another family or individual who may be struggling to cope with their grief. We provide a range of bereavement services, such as one-to-one and couples bereavement counselling, and bereavement group support, information and advice. More information can be found here.

Ecclesiastical took part in a team day for Longfield. If you are interesting in volunteering with your colleagues, please get in touch by emailing [email protected] or call 01453 886868.

Hospice at Home benefits from a grant

Longfield receives wonderful support from charitable trusts and recently The Summerfield Charitable Trust has very kindly supported our Hospice at Home programme. This donation will enable us to continue to extend our care to more people in Gloucestershire.

Since its inception in 1989, the Summerfield Charitable Trust has donated more than £7 million in grants which have directly benefited many different charitable projects and good causes in Gloucestershire.

All the staff at Longfield would like to send their thanks to the Trustees and staff of The Summerfield Charitable Trust for their support.

Your Hospice Raffle Summer 2014

Thank you for supporting Cotswold Care Hospice through the Summer Raffle! The money raised has come at a very important time for us as we look to support more people than ever before in the community through our services.

First Prize £1000

Mr C from Stroud, with the winning ticket 06433

Second Prize £250

Mrs M from Cirencester, with the winning ticket 21277

Third Prize £100

Mrs L from Cheltenham, with the winning ticket 18469 

Early Bird Winner's- £25 John Lewis Gift Voucher

Ms M from Gloucestershire
Mrs P from Wooton- Under- Edge
Mrs H from Stroud
Ms M from Dursley
Mrs C from Cheltenham

If you would like to be in with the chance of winning £1000, you can play our New Year Raffle online. Details of this Raffle will be announced in January 2015.