Submariners pay a special visit to Rowcroft Hospice

22 May 2015

Rowcroft Hospice was delighted to receive a visit from five HMS Torbay submariners this week.

The five crew members visited Rowcroft during a trip to Torbay from their base in Plymouth, presenting the hospice with a cheque for £250.

The group met clinical staff from across the hospice, including Inpatient Unit Manager Sue Harvey, Director of Patient Care Gill Horne and Hospice at Home Manager Sarah Morris, while they visited Rowcroft’s 17-bedded Inpatient Unit.

Estates Manager Simon Weal and Rowcroft Trustee Richard Ward also showed the group around the hospice’s award-winning 22 acres of grounds.

Lieutenant Mike Every presented the hospice with the £250 cheque, on behalf of HMS Torbay.

He said: “It's been a very humbling experience to meet all the lovely staff here, and an honour to have been taken on a tour of the amazing facilities."

Rowcroft Ambassador Kirstin Jane, who received the cheque on behalf of the hospice, added: “As ever I am in awe of the fantastic set up Rowcroft has, and it was wonderful to be a part of the tour with the submariners.

“On behalf of the hospice I’d also like to say thank you to HMS Torbay for their donation, which will support us in helping patients, and their families, to have the best days possible.”

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