fair havens hospice nurses receive a boost with training donation from active life

27 February 2017

Active Life for a Healthier You, have donated £1200 to Fair Havens Hospice in support of their friend who is currently using the hospice’s services.

The group of female tutors who deliver physical and emotional wellbeing sessions through their community interest company (not-for-profit), Active Life, have donated profits made throughout 2016 to Havens Hospices.

Active Life raise funds for local charities every year and they chose Havens Hospices, following their friend Nikki’s diagnosis in 2016. The money they have raised will be used exclusively for specialist training for the nurses at Fair Havens Hospice.

Sarah Potts, Managing Director at Active Life, said

“I’ve known Nikki for almost 20 years. We actually met when we were both pregnant with our first children and have really experienced every twist and turn of life together. Nikki is an inspiration to all of us; her positive attitude to fighting cancer is just incredible. She has maintained a love for life throughout her battle and has made some amazing memories with her friends & family. I feel so honoured and incredibly lucky to have such a lovely, supportive friend, who has time for us all and continues to put others first and still make us smile. Nikki has worked in HR and Training for most of her working life so it so fitting to be able to provide specialist training to the Haven nurses”

The money will provide skills training for up to 40 nurses at Fair Havens from physical care courses to emotional and mental skills training. These training courses will allow the Fair Havens Nurses continue to focus on the needs of the adults they care for and ‘Making every day count’ for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families

Nikki Simpson, who is receiving care at Fair Havens, commented

“I am really happy that Sarah and the girls have chosen to raise money for Fair Havens this year. The nurses are amazing at what they do and always deliver the care they give in a friendly and reassuring manner. For me the nurses really make the hospice; so when the girls told me their plans I really wanted the money to go towards helping them in a professional capacity.”

For more information on fundraising for Havens Hospices visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/supportus

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