A HOSPICE that has been providing care to the seriously ill for more than 30 years is launching its spring raffle.

Thames Hospice in Hatch Lane, Windsor is a charity that relies on public support. By taking part in the raffle with a chance of winning £2,000 supporters will be helping it continue to help people like Karen Holmes and her mother May.

May was living in Lancashire when she started to suffer hip pain. In 2011 she moved to Windsor to be with her family.

In 2017 she was diagnosed with bone cancer and was referred to Thames Hospice for end of life care.

Her daughter said: "It was such a weight off my mind to know that she would be cared for at Thames Hospice. My mum, like so many people in her situation, needed the kind of support that only a hospice can give. I knew that she was going to get the care she needed from experts.

“The Hospice is so warm and welcoming, visitors can stay there as much as they want. The nurses are angels, and the volunteer network does a fantastic job looking after the families, which is so important too.

“People don’t always realise that Thames Hospice is a charity and that without funding, it would not be able to do the fantastic work it does.”

Last year the charity raised more than £15,000 from its Easter raffle. This was enough to fund over 24 hours of care for 17 patients on their Inpatient Unit.

There are seven cash prizes to be won in the raffle with a bonus prize of a Porsche driving experience. Tickets cost £1 each and entries close on Monday, March 25. Enter online at www.thameshospice.org.uk/raffle or phone 01753 842121.