Brendan Coyle is to be a patron of Lakelands Hospice in Corby. His mum and other family members live in the town so Brendan is a frequent visitor. Brendan knows what a vital role the hospice plays in the town and is happy to be supporting it. His role as patron is to lift the visibility and profile of the hospice:
Brendan, whose mum and other family members live in the town, said: “I am very happy to be a patron of the hospice. “It plays a vital role in the town and it’s important it receives support.”
The hospice in Butland Road, needs to raise £475,000 a year to pay for the many services it provides, including overnight care at home for terminally-ill patients.
Fiona Castle, the widow of entertainer, singer and TV presenter Roy Castle, is already a hospice patron and Paul Marlow, Lakelands community fundraiser, welcomed Brendan to the team. He said: “We are delighted to have his backing, which is even more appreciated because we know how busy he is. “He is a local man who has always given the hospice his support in the past. “The job of a patron is vital to a charity like ours to lift its profile and promote its work.”
Hospice fundraiser and a huge Downton Abbey fan Karen Rymarz approached Brendan and asked him if he would agree to be a patron. She said: “I have had several conversations with Brendan about the hospice and its services and the need to keep raising funds and he expressed his wish to help. “We are delighted he has agreed to be patron and help promote and highlight Lakelands.”
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What a saint our Mr Bates is! Oh how I love that man!