Two local businesses, Maley's Chocolates and Mrs Tilly's, visited the Hospice this week each bringing their own sweet treats for patients, staff and volunteers to enjoy.

Michael Maley visited the Hospice Day Care Service and spent a few great fun hours with patients handcrafting enough delicious chocolates for all to enjoy. The patients thoroughly enjoyed the session with Michael and every single one of them wanted to take part. Meanwhile, Mrs Tilly’s also very generously donated a pallet of free stock for our shops to generate vital funds and another pallet for patients, staff and volunteers to enjoy. 

Michael Maley said:

Thank you for having us along Strathcarron. It's been a pleasure helping raise money throughout the year at various events and a delight to do something directly for all the patients, staff and visitors at such a great cause
Day Care is an integral part of the Hospice and enhances the quality of life for patients by maintaining their independence and providing personalised care in a homely and relaxing environment. The generous support from Maley's was fantastic as it enabled patients to learn new skills and enjoy taking part in a new activity. It also gave patients the opportunity to make their own gifts for friends and family – if the chocolates lasted that long! On top of this, the generous donation from Mrs Tilly’s will enable us to raise over £1,000 for our services which in real terms could cover the cost of caring for one person with a terminal illness for over two days. It was also a lovely treat for patients, staff and volunteers to enjoy the Mrs Tilly’s famous fudge and it certainly put smiles on a lot of faces! Thank you Maley's and Mrs Tilly’s.

Elisabeth Paterson of Mrs Tilly's added:

We are delighted to be Corporate Partners of Strathcarron Hospice – and we wanted to give all the patients and staff a wee Mrs Tilly’s treat with our best wishes for the festive season.  We have also donated a pallet of our famous Fudge for the Hospice shops to sell in the run up to Christmas and we hope that this will help raise some much needed funds for this amazing charity