SUPPORTERS of Rotherham Hospice are urged to share photos and stories as part of the charity’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
Relatives of patients are invited to tell how the end of life care provided helped them through tough times in the past two decades.
And former staff and volunteers are being tracked down for a celebration tea at the hospice on September 9, with a roll of honour planned for the longest-serving.
Voluntary services manager Tracey Harrison-Marr said: “To ensure the history of the hospice can be celebrated and preserved for years to come, we want to create a memory bank of stories and photographs.
“We want to hear recollections of how the hospice came to exist and also how we helped people in their hour of need.
“Over the years we have eased the pain of hundreds of people and given them comfort and dignity. And we have helped thousands of their friends and families get through the saddest time in their lives.”
A £1 million hospice appeal was launched in 1988 and more than £550,000 had been raised by 1993. The Broom Road centre opened three years later.
Chief executive Chris Duff said: “We are very proud to have achieved so much as we reach our 20th anniversary milestone and hope Rotherham people will help us create that bank of special memories.
“These incredible people have been a big part of our journey. Without their commitment, support, and enthusiasm we would not be here to celebrate 20 years and be committed to a future helping even more Rotherham people.”
Send memories and photographs to Tracey Harrison-Marr, Rotherham Hospice, Broom Road, Rotherham S60 2SW, call 01709 308913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.