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Ellie delivers boxes of love for Weldmar patients

Thank you Ellie!

Fifteen year old Ellie Wilkes, from Weymouth, spent some time in hospital this summer, and it gave her the inspiration to do something for patients at Weldmar Hospicecare.

Ellie, who is a pupil at Wey Valley School, has put together boxes full of treats and goodies for the people we’re caring for.  Inside the boxes are wordsearches, multicoloured pens, little packets of sweets, tea bags and a coasters, cards with some inspirational sayings, shower gel and nail files, and tea candles.

Sister Julie Nash welcomed Ellie, and mum Louise, to our Inpatient Unit, as they delievered all the boxes they had made up.

It all began when Ellie started getting stomach pains earlier this year, and she ended up having her gall bladder removed.  She was in hospital for a week, and it made her reflect.  “There were times when I felt a bit lonely, and you don’t have the things around you that you do at home, the things which you take for granted.  I missed them, even though you don’t know you need them so much when you’re at home!  That made me want to put together the boxes for others to enjoy.”

Ellie and Louise, run their own YouTube channel, and asked their supporters to help raise money to buy the contents of the boxes, and the £200 they made in donations allowed them to put together twenty boxes.

Ellie, who enjoys swimming and is already a qualified lifeguard, says she chose Weldmar because she said her Nan passed away in a hospice, and that she’s really happy to deliver the boxes to us. “I feel proud of me and my Mum for doing this, it’s a really nice feeling.”

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