1987 April: West Swindon women's group supports the Prospect Foundation

By Roger Ogle - 27 November 2018

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Prospect Foundation community liaison officer Mary Morgan is pictured receiving a donation from members of the West Swindon Townswomen’s Guild.

The Foundation, established in 1980, was the charitable body established to develop care and support to people nearing the end of their lives. Initially operating a two-nurse, home-based service, demand grew to the extent that a purpose built hospice was required. The appeal to raise the £3 million needed was achieved in 1995 and, later that year, Princess Anne opened the facility in Wroughton. Today the charity requires more than £7million annually, much of it raised by fundraising by volunteers, to sustain its services.

In retirement Mary from Grange Park, who was previously the Wyvern Theatre’s first publicity officer, has travelled to many different countries as a volunteer on children’s projects. Somebody with a close likeness has been seen as one of Santa’s elves in Lapland.

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