Thanksgiving service for work of our hospice

tis. New Chief Executive at St Michael's Hospice Tony Collins. 2103074b.
tis. New Chief Executive at St Michael's Hospice Tony Collins. 2103074b.

A special service of thanksgiving is to be held this month to celebrate the work of Saint Michaels’s Hospice.

Residents from across the Harrogate district are invited to attend the service at St Robert’s Church, on Sunday, September 29.

The annual thanksgiving event offers people a meaningful opportunity to come together to acknowledge the important role the charity, based at Hornbeam Park, plays in helping local people live with terminal illness and bereavement.

Tony Collins, chief executive of Saint Michael’s, said: “We would like to invite you all to join the team to celebrate the difference Saint Michael’s makes to our local communities and give thanks for all the people who help us to deliver specialist care and support to more than 2,000 local people each year.

“During the service we will give thanks for the commitment and skills of our staff and for the generosity of all our volunteers and supporters.

“We will also give thanks for all our patients and those close to them, and there will be an opportunity to light candles in memory of loved ones.”

The service will be led by the Rev Dr Jonathan Singh, the charity’s chaplain at Saint Michael’s.

“The service will be suitable for all people, whatever their age, or whether they have a particular faith or none at all,” said Mr Collins.

Saint Michael’s Hospice currently offers hospice care, specialised support at home, and lymphoedema support to patients. It also offers bereavement support and advice through its Just B bereavement service. Saint Michael’s receives little government funding, relying on voluntary donations from local communities to continue its work.

For further information about the service of thanksgiving, contact Saint Michael’s on 01423 879 687.

What does Saint Michael’s mean to you? We will be publishing a special feature as part of National Hospice Week in October. Email ackrill.news@ypn.co.uk or write to 1 Cardale Park, HG3 1RZ