Greenfield presented North Devon Hospice with a cheque for £500. This money will help towards providing vital care and support to patients and their families. This year marked the eighth year in a row that Greenfield have supported North Devon Hospice as the beneficiary of their annual Christmas staff raffle raising the funds. We would like to thank all the staff for their continued support.

Ali Hunt (Head of Fundraising) said: “The Long House in Holsworthy opened in September 2015 and Greenfield Engineering have been supporting our North Devon Outreach Centre each year since it opened.”

Thanks to the support of Greenfield Engineering our Hospice has been supporting local people in a variety of ways.

Offering one to one Talking Therapies for Patients, Carers, Children, and those who have been bereaved. Providing Complementary therapies, Reflexology, Aromatherapy massage, Reiki Hosting Wellbeing days, which offer all the therapies above, plus hair dressing, manicure, and pedicure. Patients and their guest come for the day and select a number of treatments, as well as lunch, in the peace and calm of The Longhouse setting.

Clients attend Mindfulness sessions at The Longhouse Offering Creative Family workshops, making memories and creating something special for bereaved families.

We also host talking groups for Patients and family members, as well as a series of sessions to support those who have been bereaved.

The Hospice Specialist Nurse Louise also uses The Long House as a base and regularly sees patients, either at the Centre, or by visiting people in their own home.

The hospice offers peace, calm, and warmth, to all who visit, with a wood burner for the cold winter months and a shaded deck area, for sitting outside in the summer.

All of this is made possible, through the support and donations of local people and businesses and the amazing volunteer counsellors, complementary therapists, drivers, fundraisers and hospitality helpers. Tirelessly offering their time to help local people as they reach the end of their life.

‘One of the lovely things about The Long House is that everyone feels a sense of calm and relief when they come through the door’ a patient