Cherry On The Cake
"Nurses in Need of Funding Help"
I was on Twitter last week and exchanged a few Tweets with The Rosemary Foundation, about me tempting them with all the talk about cupcakes on Twitter.
So much so that they had to stop at a shop.
After a Few tweets were exchanged i said, " Let me know if your ever in need of a raffle prize and i would be happy to donate some cupcakes".
Then i was told that An Appeal was being launched to help support
The Rosemary Foundation as the charity was struggling to cover costs.
We then moved our conversation to email and i offered to make cupcakes with
The Rosemary Foundation Logo on.
Our Fund Raising Cupcakes
Will Be Selling at
£ 12.50 for a Box of 6
£18.50 for a Box of 12
Of which £3.00 from a Box of 6 and
£ 5.50 from a Box of 12
Will be Donated to The Rosemary Foundation Appeal 2011
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These Fund Raising Cupcakes are being sold in
Boxes of 6 @ £ 12.50 of which £ 3.00 will be Donated
Boxes of 12 @ £ 18.50 of which £ 5.50 will be Donated
Free Local Delivery
Free Weekend Delivery to Petersfield
To give you a better idea of what The Rosemary Foundation Fund Raising Campaign is all about i have taken snipets from the Rosemary Foundations Website of a piece that was featured in
The Petersfield Post on 15th February 2011
A FUND RAISING campaign to safeguard the future of the Rosemary Foundation is being launched today.The vital East Hampshire service, which is reliant on donations, provides free care to terminally ill people from Petersfield and the surrounding villages in the comfort of their own homes.
The charity has been struggling to cover its costs and only has enough money in the coffers to keep going for a few months. A publicity campaign has now been launched – in conjunction with the Petersfield Post – urging all East Hampshire residents to think up new ways to raise money and financially secure its future.
Campaign spokeswoman Phillipa Steward said: “As things stand at the moment, the Rosemary Foundation may not be able to carry on for more than a few months with donations falling far short of operating costs. “To keep the level of service they offer us today, £250,000 needs to be raised each year and that is with much of the work being done by volunteers.“
It does not take into account the desperate need for new full time nurses and office staff.
Any one of us may need their help one day and, with continued support from the Petersfield community, the Rosemary Foundation’s nurses will still be there to provide it.”
The Rosemary Foundation was born out of the 1997 closure of the Sue Ryder Home in Langrish, which until then had provided palliative care for sufferers of cancer, motor neurone disease and other chronic medical conditions. Many of the home’s nursing staff decided to carry on their work regardless, and without government funding, the Rosemary Foundation was formed.
Fourteen years and almost 1,000 patients later the team still provide care, support and nursing in the home to those suffering from terminal illnesses, along with counselling, bereavement support and similar services to their families – all free of any charge to patients and relatives.
Frances Cooper, of Stroud, needed The Rosemary Foundation when she was dying of cancer in January last year. Her brother, Chris Cooper, said: “They do an absolutely brilliant job.“
If it was not for them people would not be able to go home. My sister hated being stuck in the hospital but they enabled her to be able to come back home. “Until you have to use something like that in horrible circumstances, you don’t realise what a great job those nurses do.”
Rosemary Foundation manager Barbara Petegree said: “More and more people are choosing to end their lives at home and really we enable them to make that choice.“ We are 100 per cent reliant on charitable giving and obviously if we don’t receive enough charitable giving them we would have to fold.“
We sincerely hope we can keep open during a time where people are losing their jobs and charitable giving is dropping. It is something we are concerned about.” She said 11 part time nurses were kept on the Rosemary Foundation’s books and they were paid whenever the work was there.
Barbara said: “We have a team of volunteers who look after the administration side of things.
Every penny raised goes on patient care and pays for the part-time nurses.”
Already fundraising ideas have started to roll in.
Networking group, the Business Growth Network, has pledged to host an auction of promises,
while other suggestions include a sponsored wax, baked bean boots,
and a pie-eating contest during the Petersfield Food Festival in June.
Cherry On The Cake would like to wish
All Involved with The Rosemary Foundation
The very best of luck & Success with The Appeal
Your doing wonderful work, may it long continue..
To support you can order cupcakes from me.....
By contacting on me at
or send me your details via this form.
Have an idea of your own and want to offer support......
Want to make a donation........
Or would like more information about
The Rosemary Foundation....
Please contact them on
The Rosemary Foundation
Hospice at Home in the UK
35 Lavant Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3EL
Tel: 01790 266329