Nurses to get hotel pampering after Drummer Boy charity walk

The Drummer Boy walk. Photo: David Rogers.

Nursing staff on a charity walk will put their feet up afterwards at a Richmondshire hotel.

Five nurses from Butterwick Hospice Care are hoping to raise in excess of £750 by completing Richmond’s Little Drummer Boy Walk twice at the weekend.

£750 could provide a week’s worth of home care services to a terminally ill patients living their last days out in their own home.

After the walk, the nurses will have a complimentary stay and use of leisure facilities at the Holiday Inn Darlington A1 Scotch Corner.

Toni Bainbridge, hotel sales manager, said: “Butterwick Hospice Care is a fantastic charity, one that is highly thought of and valued, and we are delighted to support the fundraising walkers in this way.

“Once the nurses have completed their walk, they can well and truly put their feet up here, at the Scotch Corner Hotel. And as they so diligently look after their patients, we will take great pleasure in looking after them.”

Elaine Dunning, Butterwick Hospice Care engagement executive, said: “This is a wonderful gesture, and those taking the hotel up on their offer are really looking forward to their overnight stay.

“For those wanting to support the nurses financially, we have set up a Virgin Money Giving Page. The team is hoping to raise £750, and it will be fantastic if we can not only reach this target, but beat it!

“With £750 we can do so much. For instance, it could cover the costs of Home Care Services to an end-of-life patient, a service that we are particularly proud of, and one that is greatly valued by patients and families alike.”

Those wishing to support the Butterwick Hospice Care nurses’ sponsored walk can do so by donating here https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DIANECOLEMAN3