The Farnham Society’s
Thursday 20th June
7.00 for 7.30pm start
To be held at
St Joan’s Centre, Tilford Rd, Farnham GU9 8DJ
Phyllis Tuckwell – After 40 years the building of a new Hospice
    Sarah Church – Chief Executive, Phyllis Tuckwell
After a break of a few years we are delighted, once again, to hold this lecture in memory of Beryl Mackay. Beryl had a passion for Farnham since moving here in 1960. She lived in The Bourne and generously gave her time and commitment to many local causes. She exemplified being a ‘local activist’ and fundraiser and was still delivering ‘meals-on-wheels’ just three days before she died.
Her wish was that an event in her name would cover a topic related to Farnham. This year’s subject about the exciting development of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice certainly meets this wish. The Hospice has provided supportive end of life care for thousands in our community living with an advanced or terminal illness including support for their carers and families. However, it had become increasingly clear that the original building, constructed over 90 years ago, had reached the end of its useful life and no longer provided the type of facilities expected. It was also recognised that as demand was growing, without a new, larger facility, thousands of local people would not receive the compassionate palliative care they needed. The old building has already been demolished and the construction of the new, state-of-the-art Hospice will be taking shape over coming months on the existing Farnham site.
Please join us for this free lecture to hear from the Chief Executive the story of how Phyllis Tuckwell’s Hospice Care has developed in recent years and the exciting role this new building will play for all those in our community who will need it in the future.