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Almost 5,000 ‘Weldmarccinos’ sold at EBIKE Cafe during 2023 – and they’re set to continue into our 30th anniversary year

22nd December 2023

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Fundraising News

Pictured above are Emma Coltart from Weldmar at Home, Josephine Claxton from EBIKE Cafe in Weymouth, and Weldmar Hospicecare Fundraising Lead Fiona Hansford.

This photocall, to announce the continuation of EBIKE Cafe’s support for Weldmar Hospicecare, was the first time Emma and Josephine had been together since Emma had cared for Josephine’s mum, Margaret Barkway – and it was an emotional reunion.

The charity holds a special place in Josephine heart, stemming from the exceptional care provided by Weldmar to Margaret, during her short illness, at our Inpatient Unit in Dorchester and from the hospice at home team.

Josephine explains, “When customers ask us about the Weldmarccino, we talk to them about the impact Weldmar they have had on my family and the local wider community. So many of us have been touched by cancer and other life limiting illness. It is close to all our hearts.

EBIKE Cafe’s charitable partnership with Weldmar Hospicecare is set to continue into the coming year, with the Weldmarccino becoming a staple on the menu, with an impressive 4,750 sold to date. 10p from every Weldmarccino goes to Weldmar Hospicecare.

Weldmarccino mug on a table

Josephine says, “When we launched the Weldmarccino, sales of them went through the roof! Customers loved the idea and many share their stories with us. I can tell you a lot of tears have been shed as we shared our experience over the last 12 months.

“Our little daily contributions play a small part in raising the £26,000 per day needed to fund Weldmar Hospicecare’s free of charge services. Thank you to all our customers who really have made a difference.”

The monies raised by the Weldmarccino, and other events during 2023, have been topped off with a further £500 donation from money raised at the EBIKE Cafe’s annual Christmas Shopping Event, featuring local artisan producers. More events are planned for 2024, as well as the Weldmarccino continuing to appear on the menu.

Fiona Hansford, Fundraising Lead at Weldmar Hospicecare, added, ”I am delighted that EBIKE Café has chosen to continue with us as their Charitable Partner for 2024. On behalf of all the team at Weldmar Hospicecare, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Josephine, Peter and the team for their support over the last 12 months. The monies raised by the cafe help us to continue to provide specialist care to people in Dorset who have a life limiting illness, as well as their loved ones. We are very much looking forward to continuing our working together throughout the coming year. ”

EBIKE Cafe is open daily from 9am. You can relax and enjoy good food and drinks on Weymouth’s iconic Harbourside. There is parking for those arriving by cycle and you can even recharge your bike at the ebike charging points. They are located on the ground floor of the prestigious Deheers Building, 9A Custom House Quay, Weymouth DT4 8BG.

 

Our thanks to EBIKE Cafe for the continued support. How are you raising money for Weldmar Hospicecare? We’d love to know about interesting and unique ways that you are supporting us, as an individual, a family, a group of friends, or as a business. Please contact marketing@weld-hospice.org.uk and tell us more.


 

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