Channon has been at the Hospice nearly 2 years, and classes her self as a memory make, just like the rest of the who work at the hospice to make sure we are able to fund the highest quality care. She loves working with the supporters to cerate this.
"I have the best job in the world, the way I see it is, I'm not just a fundraiser, but I'm part of that team that help people make memories. I class myself as a memory maker the same way as all the fundraisers that work with me and do these great things are memory makers too."
Channon works with all different people from the community, including helping people who may be running the Great North Run for us, to schools that are getting involved in activities throughout the year. Channon works on a full year of different projects, including our biggest events such as the Sunflower appeal in the Summer and the Tree-cycle campaign at Christmas. Every single pound that is raised goes towards the hospice, and that allows to to continue to do what we do every day for local people.
"So when the community comes together, that's the best thing, because you see all these people who don't know each other, don't know what each other's doing, but they all come together for this bigger purpose, which is keeping the hospice going."
We need to raise £5,000 a day to keep the hospice open, so we need to work together to be able to do this.
Channon first came across the hospice when her mum was referred here. As many people she thought going to the hospice meant her mum was going to die, but when they walked through the door they realised how important the hospice was going to be, not just for her mum but also for the family.
The hospice not only supported her mum, but supported the family in coping with the illness. We also worked with her mum and the family to put things together to make sure no one would ever forget her when she was no longer with them, including a book of thoughts that her mum had for the grandchildren.
You can find out more about Channon's story by watching the video.
If you feel inspired by Hospice Care week and Channon's story and would like to help us help people with a terminal illness, you can do this by volunteering or donating.
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