A SOUTH Lakeland organisation known for its charitable giving has helped to boost The Westmorland Gazette's Hospice Angels campaign to almost £12,000.

The Rotary Club of Windermere has offered a generous £250 to the campaign in aid of St John's Hospice at Lancaster.

Club president Alan Dodds said that the members were 'very happy' to continue their support of the hospice by contributing to the appeal.

"As readers will be aware, our club has on several occasions in the past, made contributions and held fundraising events for this most worthwhile of hospices," he said. "Many of our members have had direct contact with the nurses who provide the very best of support and care for people’s loved ones when such care is of immeasurable value.

"We look forward to continuing our relationship with St John’s and we commend them for their tireless contribution to the needs of many in South Lakeland."

The Gazette launched its campaign to raise £30,000 to fund one Hospice at Home nurse for a full year on September 1.

The nurses provide end of life care to patients who wish to spend their final few days in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by family and friends.

The money that the Gazette hopes to raise will fund one of the nurse's salaries as well as associated costs such as fuel costs and equipment like syringes.

The nurses work every day of the year and are available 24-hours a day - covering the South Lakes, north Lancashire and North Yorkshire.

It is due to their caring natures and the invaluable support that the nurses offer that they have earned their 'angel' status.

If you or your family has been helped by a Hospice at Home nurse and would like to share your story, please contact Sara Royle on 01539 790260 or email sara.royle@nqnw.co.uk