Posted on: February 8, 2017
As part of the A Level Business Studies course, our OSSMA Sixth Form students, this week, visited the Douglas Macmillan Hospice, to find out more about the amazing work that the staff and volunteers do, to support patients with terminal illnesses.
They met with CEO, David Webster, fundraising manager, Jonathon Mathers and a host of volunteers, including the inspirational Dennis Vickers. Whilst there, the students also got involved by becoming “Super Troupers” and taking part in a physiotherapy session to ABBA tunes.
It was an incredibly, thought provoking and inspirational day, seeing the positivity that encompasses the whole hospice, despite their patients’ circumstances. After the visit, the students commented on how their own perspective of the hospice had changed by seeing the warmth and generosity of the staff and volunteers who work there. The students are now collaborating on lots of fundraising ideas to raise the much-needed donations required to keep this fantastic service running. We will keep you updated with our suggestions.
To find out more about the Douglas Macmillan Hospice check out their website at www.dmhospice.org.uk