The Kay Smith Fund continues its support of Alice House Counselling & Support Service

The Kay Smith Fund continued their longstanding support of Alice House Hospice in December 2018 with a donation of £4,000 towards Counselling and Support Service at the Hospice - in particular the Children’s Bereavement Service.

The Kay Smith Fund was formed as a tribute to namesake Kay, who sadly died from cancer in 2006 aged just 37. Since then, the charity has raised money in memory of the much loved and missed Kay and has so far donated over £125,000 to Counselling and Support services at Alice House as well as further donations to other cancer related charities.

“The contribution from The Kay Smith Fund has been phenomenal and continuous for over 10 years. It has enabled Alice House Hospice to offer a fantastic counselling service for bereaved families in Hartlepool and East Durham. Their support has enabled the service to offer bespoke counselling to each child that accessed it, providing vital support for their emotional wellbeing and a great legacy to Kay Smith.”

Bereavement Counsellor Angela Connor, speaking on behalf of Alice House

Kay Smith Trustee, Mick Sumpter, along with colleagues, visited Alice House just before Christmas 2018 to present the donation.

“It was a real pleasure to meet up with Anita and Angela from the Hospice that afternoon and even a bigger treat for the Kay Smith Members to hand over a cheque for £4000.00.”

“Angela from the Children’s Bereavement Team shared some remarkable stories with us; it certainly brought home how much of an amazing job these people do, but more importantly how lucky we are to have such a valuable service in our town. The members of the fund have not been as active as we would like to be raising funds. However, we are all keen to get ‘back in the saddle’ in 2019 and start raising as much as we can for such a fantastic cause!”

Kay Smith Trustee, Mick Sumpter

For more information about Alice House Counselling & Support Services, please contact the Counselling Team on 01429 855550 or visit the Counselling & Support Services section of our website.


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