Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Retiring nurse raises money for Hospice with Fabulous Feast at Amore’s Gedling

Hospice at Home nurse Penny Astill is celebrating her retirement in style with a Fabulous Fundraising Feast at Amore’s restaurant in Gedling on Wednesday 16th November.

Penny, who has worked for Nottinghamshire Hospice for 12 years after retiring as a district nurse, received a certificate from the Hospice Trustees two years ago in recognition of her long service. Penny said:

“Working for the Hospice gave me what I’d been missing from nursing. When patients say things like ‘I’m so glad you were there when Mum died’, you just feel as though you’re helping, giving  people the choice to die at home, if that’s what they want. Some people are really frightened of that, and we’re here to make it not so frightening.”

As well as the Hospice at Home service, Nottinghamshire Hospice also provides Day Therapy, including complementary massage, physiotherapy and counselling to give patients, their families and carers the full range of support available.

Each year, Nottinghamshire Hospice needs to raise £2.7million to provide its services and Penny wants her farewell celebration to raise money so that the Hospice can continue to support local people with life-limiting illnesses, who depend on the warmth and dedication of Hospice staff like herself.

Amore’s Gedling, a family-run restaurant serving authentic Italian dishes, are putting on a special menu for the occasion including dishes like delicious antipasti and fresh sea bass in lemon sauce, with three courses for just £23. The restaurant seats up to 80, so anyone who would like to support the Hospice is welcome.

For tickets, click here to book online, contact Nottinghamshire Hospice Fundraising on 0115 910 1008 ext 251 or call Penny Astill on 07811479221 for more information.