A CHARITY serving people with life-limiting conditions in Gloucestershire has been making itself known in Dursley with a charity drive.
Cotswold Care Hospice cares for people that have terminal illnesses, providing specialist care from the point of diagnosis.
The hospice support patients in various ways including with therapy, counselling, education and a range of outpatient services.
Care at end of life is provided by its Hospice at Home service and continues after death through its bereavement support programme.
It costs the independent charity around £2.8 million a year to provide its services free of charge and relies on donations and what it can make from its 14 shops county-wide.
Dursley is the only town where you can find two and are looked after by Kayleigh Jordison, appointed as manager of the stores only six weeks ago.
The charity was given permission by Sainsbury’s supermarket to fundraise in the foyer of its Dursley store and to raise awareness of the good work it carries out.
“We have being doing quite well today,” said Kayleigh.
“It’s been improving a lot, we have a lot of loyal customers and a very strong volunteer base.”
Sainsbury's spokeswoman Nikova Davies said they were keen to lend a helping hand.
“It is a charity very close to my heart so I wanted to help them get some promotion,” she said.
“They do a lot for the people of Dursley. It is an amazing opportunity for the public to get more involved.
“I would just like to thank our customers for their generous donations.”
Cotswold Care Hospice is holding a Summer Solstice walk on Minchinhampton Common on Friday, June 20 which can be a 10km or 5km walk and starts at either 6pm, 6.30pm or 7pm.
Registration is £15 for adults and £7.50 for children.
For more information and to register, visit www.cotswoldcare.org.uk