Rick Stein's restaurant hosts charity event for local hospice

(L-R) Forest Holme supporters Jo Crabb and her Mum, Rita, outside Rick Stein in Sandbanks
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Forest Holme Hospice in Poole celebrated being the first recipients of a new charity initiative by Rick Stein’s restaurant in Sandbanks, when they raised over £1,000 through a recent Coffee Morning.
The famous seafood restaurant, which has stunning views over Poole Harbour, asked
Facebook followers to nominate local causes for them to then support by hosting community coffee mornings with complimentary coffee and cake. Each chosen charity can then either charge people to come along or ask for donations on the day.
Forest Holme, which provides end of life care and support to more than 1,000 people each
year with advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses across Poole, Wimborne and the Isle of Purbeck, were the first charity to be chosen and according to their Fundraising Manager, Paul Tucker, it proved to be a fantastic event.
He said, “We were thrilled that so many people nominated Forest Holme and the Coffee
Morning was a huge success. The staff were wonderful and welcoming, helping to make it a very special occasion, especially for those supporters that had never been to the restaurant before.
To have this opportunity really meant a lot, not only because it raised vital funds to ensure we are there for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives, but also because it brought our community of supporters together, many of whom have lost a loved one at Forest Holme.”

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