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Good deed doers

In 1976 , one woman had a powerful vision . With the help of those in her community , Dorothy House became a reality for Prue Dufor . All these years later , we ’ re still here , and we will continue to be here long into the future because of your support .
We are lucky to be supported by people like you , those who live in your town or village , in your neighbourhood or on your road . The new neighbourhood model you read about on the previous page means that you will actively be able to witness what your support provides in your own area .
Gifts in Wills is a wonderful way to provide such support . Not all of us have the ability to give a regular donation in our lifetime , but a gift in a Will can do this on death . Every gift really does count !
You do not need to leave a specific amount . You can leave just 1 % of your estate . This means that your loved ones get 99 %. We hope you ’ ve spotted your bookmark in this newsletter ; it ’ s a handy reminder to make sure you have a Will that is up-to-date and valid . If you do not have a Will , then it is a prompt to get one done .
For more information , support on making a Will or leaving a gift to Dorothy House , visit our website or email Sarah at Sarah . Dodd @ dorothyhousehospice . org . uk

We are lucky to be supported by people like you !

Best wishes , Kate !

Kate Tompkins joined the Dorothy House Trustee Board in 2012 , becoming Chair in 2015 . After over a decade of working tirelessly for Dorothy House , she will be retiring from her role in June . Trustee roles are unique in that , being entirely voluntary positions , they require a dedication and commitment different to that of a paid member of the team .
Throughout her time Kate has leveraged her experience and expertise , gained from a life-long nursing and NHS management career , to enable and support a transformation of the landscape of palliative and end of life care , both here in the South West and nationally through her work with Hospice UK . With her clinical background and by always placing patients and their families at the centre of her decision making , Kate has passionately driven improvements in quality and equity of care , encouraging collaborative working and building partnerships to achieve this .
An example of this is the creation of a training programme for Hospice at Home carers , jointly led by Dorothy House , Weston and St Luke ’ s hospices , with support from NHS England .
We are hugely proud and immensely grateful to Kate for being such a devoted Chair and Trustee and cannot thank her enough for the work she has done and the lives she has changed . She is a true ambassador and friend of the Hospice , and hands over to Stephen Taylor .
We wish Kate the very best for the next chapter of her life and hope she enjoys her very well earned retirement !
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