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The parishes of St Teresa’s and St Vincent’s recently embarked on a fundraising fortnight for St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol.  The hospice, situated in North Bristol, is currently rebuilding its In-patient unit at a cost of over £6million.  More information about the appeal can be found at www.stpetershospice.org

Following an appeal at all Masses one weekend, parishioners donated well in excess of £800.  A week later a ‘Pig Racing’ evening was held in the St Teresa’s Social Centre, when the vivacious Martin Evans of Radio Bristol kindly acted as compère.  The evening raised another £800+.  When the proceeds of a collection outside the St Peter’s Hospice shop in Southmead was added, a grand total of £1718 was presented to this wonderful cause from the two parishes.

St Peter’s Hospice is a Bristol charity caring for adults with life-limiting illnesses. We aim to improve the quality of their living and dying while extending care and support to their families and loved ones.  Approximately 2500 are cared for each year across all of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and parts of North Somerset and BANES.

We provide physical, psychological and spiritual care for our patients in their own homes as well as at the Hospice. All of the care is provided free of charge, but it costs around £20,000 a day to provide that care.   The current ‘Room to Care’ appeal raised funds in addition to these running costs.

Fr James Finan, parish priest of both parishes, said “I am so proud of our parishioners who joined together to support this wonderful cause”.