Trinity Hospice Enjoys Royal Visit

One of the many worthy causes supported by Irvin Leisure each year, Trinity Hospice in Lambeth, welcomed a very special visitor in February 2014, and by a remarkable coincidence this was at the same time as we were raising funds for the Hospice at our popular annual Half Term Fair on nearby Clapham Common. Read on for more on this very special occasion.

On Wednesday 19 February, Trinity Hospice welcomed its Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to its centre in Clapham, where she met with staff and patients.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has been Trinity’s Royal Patron since July 2006, after taking over from HRH The Queen Mother, who had been Trinity’s Royal Patron for 76 years.

HRH was shown around Trinity by Chief Executive Dallas Pounds and Chairman Derek Wyatt. Her first stop was Trinity’s outpatient centre Mulberry Place, which specialises in supporting and improving wellbeing of Trinity’s patients in the community through a variety of therapies and services. These include physiotherapy, complementary therapies including massage, reflexology and reiki, art therapy, emotional support and welfare advice. HRH joined patients in an art therapy class to see how creative therapy can help patients to cope with their illness.

HRH then visited Trinity’s new physiotherapy gym, which helps patients to develop strength and mobility as well as manage symptoms like breathlessness, so they can maintain their independence. The Duchess met with patients who are benefitting from this new space with specialist equipment, and watched them take part in a seated exercise class.

The next stop on the tour was Trinity’s inpatient centre, which HRH officially opened in 2009. This state of the art 28 bedded unit, set in 2 acres of gardens, provides expert palliative care around the clock for patients with a range of illnesses. HRH talked to some of Trinity’s specialist nurses, met with families and visited patients in their rooms. 

HRH also spoke to some of Trinity’s volunteers to learn about their valuable role at Trinity. Trinity has over 500 volunteers, who support almost every aspect of Trinity’s work, from hosting events, working in Trinity’s 23 charity shops, running Trinity’s on-site café, supporting patients in their own homes and helping in the inpatient centre.

Finally, HRH met some of Trinity’s youngest supporters – children who are taking part in Trinity’s annual Easter Chick Campaign. This is an annual Easter campaign in which volunteers knit thousands of chicks for Trinity that are then stuffed with chocolate eggs and sold at local schools. The campaign is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and over the years it has raised over £67,000 for Trinity.

Dallas Pounds, Trinity’s Chief Executive, said:

 “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to Trinity and show her how Trinity continues to make a real difference to terminally ill people in central and south west London. We are delighted to have such a fantastic Royal Patron who was so engaging and interested in all aspects of Trinity’s work during the visit. From everyone at Trinity, I would like to say a big thank you to her for her continued support.”

On Wednesday 19 February, Trinity Hospice welcomed its Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to its centre in Clapham, where she met with staff and patients.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has been Trinity’s Royal Patron since July 2006, after taking over from HRH The Queen Mother, who had been Trinity’s Royal Patron for 76 years.

HRH was shown around Trinity by Chief Executive Dallas Pounds and Chairman Derek Wyatt. Her first stop was Trinity’s outpatient centre Mulberry Place, which specialises in supporting and improving wellbeing of Trinity’s patients in the community through a variety of therapies and services. These include physiotherapy, complementary therapies including massage, reflexology and reiki, art therapy, emotional support and welfare advice. HRH joined patients in an art therapy class to see how creative therapy can help patients to cope with their illness.

HRH then visited Trinity’s new physiotherapy gym, which helps patients to develop strength and mobility as well as manage symptoms like breathlessness, so they can maintain their independence. The Duchess met with patients who are benefitting from this new space with specialist equipment, and watched them take part in a seated exercise class.

The next stop on the tour was Trinity’s inpatient centre, which HRH officially opened in 2009. This state of the art 28 bedded unit, set in 2 acres of gardens, provides expert palliative care around the clock for patients with a range of illnesses. HRH talked to some of Trinity’s specialist nurses, met with families and visited patients in their rooms. 

HRH also spoke to some of Trinity’s volunteers to learn about their valuable role at Trinity. Trinity has over 500 volunteers, who support almost every aspect of Trinity’s work, from hosting events, working in Trinity’s 23 charity shops, running Trinity’s on-site café, supporting patients in their own homes and helping in the inpatient centre.

Finally, HRH met some of Trinity’s youngest supporters – children who are taking part in Trinity’s annual Easter Chick Campaign. This is an annual Easter campaign in which volunteers knit thousands of chicks for Trinity that are then stuffed with chocolate eggs and sold at local schools. The campaign is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and over the years it has raised over £67,000 for Trinity.

Dallas Pounds, Trinity’s Chief Executive, said:

 “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to Trinity and show her how Trinity continues to make a real difference to terminally ill people in central and south west London. We are delighted to have such a fantastic Royal Patron who was so engaging and interested in all aspects of Trinity’s work during the visit. From everyone at Trinity, I would like to say a big thank you to her for her continued support.”

– See more at: http://www.trinityhospice.org.uk/news/trinity-hospice-receives-royal-visit?utm_source=Trinity+e-bulletins&utm_campaign=b985418a99-2013+-+July+-+04+-+E+-+Appeal+-+Lisa%27s+Appeal&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_972259c7d8-b985418a99-290654993#sthash.VBR9Zb7J.dpuf

On Wednesday 19 February, Trinity Hospice welcomed its Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to its centre in Clapham, where she met with staff and patients.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has been Trinity’s Royal Patron since July 2006, after taking over from HRH The Queen Mother, who had been Trinity’s Royal Patron for 76 years.

HRH was shown around Trinity by Chief Executive Dallas Pounds and Chairman Derek Wyatt. Her first stop was Trinity’s outpatient centre Mulberry Place, which specialises in supporting and improving wellbeing of Trinity’s patients in the community through a variety of therapies and services. These include physiotherapy, complementary therapies including massage, reflexology and reiki, art therapy, emotional support and welfare advice. HRH joined patients in an art therapy class to see how creative therapy can help patients to cope with their illness.

HRH then visited Trinity’s new physiotherapy gym, which helps patients to develop strength and mobility as well as manage symptoms like breathlessness, so they can maintain their independence. The Duchess met with patients who are benefitting from this new space with specialist equipment, and watched them take part in a seated exercise class.

The next stop on the tour was Trinity’s inpatient centre, which HRH officially opened in 2009. This state of the art 28 bedded unit, set in 2 acres of gardens, provides expert palliative care around the clock for patients with a range of illnesses. HRH talked to some of Trinity’s specialist nurses, met with families and visited patients in their rooms. 

HRH also spoke to some of Trinity’s volunteers to learn about their valuable role at Trinity. Trinity has over 500 volunteers, who support almost every aspect of Trinity’s work, from hosting events, working in Trinity’s 23 charity shops, running Trinity’s on-site café, supporting patients in their own homes and helping in the inpatient centre.

Finally, HRH met some of Trinity’s youngest supporters – children who are taking part in Trinity’s annual Easter Chick Campaign. This is an annual Easter campaign in which volunteers knit thousands of chicks for Trinity that are then stuffed with chocolate eggs and sold at local schools. The campaign is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and over the years it has raised over £67,000 for Trinity.

Dallas Pounds, Trinity’s Chief Executive, said:

 “It was an absolute pleasure to welcome HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to Trinity and show her how Trinity continues to make a real difference to terminally ill people in central and south west London. We are delighted to have such a fantastic Royal Patron who was so engaging and interested in all aspects of Trinity’s work during the visit. From everyone at Trinity, I would like to say a big thank you to her for her continued support.”

– See more at: http://www.trinityhospice.org.uk/news/trinity-hospice-receives-royal-visit?utm_source=Trinity+e-bulletins&utm_campaign=b985418a99-2013+-+July+-+04+-+E+-+Appeal+-+Lisa%27s+Appeal&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_972259c7d8-b985418a99-290654993#sthash.VBR9Zb7J.dpuf