A SOUTH Lakes club has dug deep for the Hospice Angels campaign this week, agreeing to donate a generous £1,000.

Windermere Lions Club has pledged the money to support the St John's Hospice nurses, bringing the Gazette's total to almost £13,000.

Chris Amos, the club's secretary, said that the club was 'happy' to support the campaign.

"As a club the Windermere Lions have given to St John's before and we are happy to do so again," Chris said. "We're happy to support St John's and the Hospice at Home team - it's such a worthwhile cause.

"The nurses deliver outstanding care in what can often be very difficult circumstances and they deserve the full support of the community."

The Hospice Angels campaign is looking to raise £30,000 to fund the work of one of the Hospice at Home nurses for a full year.

Providing round the clock care for those who wish to spend the end of their lives at home, the nurses provide personal care as well as emotional support for family and friends.

Chief executive of St John's Hospice, Sue McGraw said that since returning from the hospice's China Trek she has been 'overwhelmed' by the generosity of the campaign's supporters.

"To have raised over £10,000 already has surpassed all our expectations," she said. "I would like to thank each and every person who has donated but we can’t stop now! The work that our nurses carry out 365 days of the year in and around South Lakeland is a valuable lifeline to so many patients. #

"Together, if we can reach the £30,000 target, we can ensure that another nurse can be in the South Lakes helping patients every day for the next year. Thank you on behalf of everyone at St John’s Hospice."

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