Latest News | 15 August 2023

Nurse takes fundraising to new heights

Treetops Hospice Care
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An adventurous nurse at Treetops Hospice is planning a parachute jump to celebrate her 50th birthday and raise cash for the charity.

Kate Kells, from Ilkeston, is set to embark on a tandem jump from 14,000 feet in October and is hoping to raise £1,000 for the hospice, which support adults with life-limiting conditions and those who have been bereaved.

Kate, who joined the Risley-based hospice as a Wellbeing at Home nurse 15 months ago, is part of a team who support over 30 local patients with a terminal diagnosis each week.

She said: “Many of our patients are simply too poorly to travel or go out much, so they can feel isolated. We want to help them live a quality life for as long as they can, so we take our care direct to them at home.

“Treetops is a charity, and we need to raise over £4 million a year to keep providing our care. I want to help ensure that we are able to continue offering our services for people in the future.”

Anyone who would like to take part in challenges and events in aid of Treetops should visit or call 0115 949 1264.

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