Couple support the Hospice in life and in death…
You can support Alice House Hospice in so many ways and a couple who both passed away in 2016 showed their support throughout their lives and in death.
Richard Rowntree was a member of the Hospice Lottery for 15 years and after he and his wife Edna died within weeks of each other, they also left £5,000 in their Will to Alice House Hospice.
Richard and Edna who were born and raised in Hartlepool had 63 years of happy marriage and the only time they were ever apart was when Richard went to sea with his job as a shipwright’s carpenter. He came home to marry and they never parted again until the final year of their lives when a fall left Richard with an injury from which he never fully recovered.
The spent some time apart until they were reunited when they both got a place in a local care home. Richard died in February 2016 and Edna passed away just eight days before.
The couple, who had no children, left £5,000 each to three local charities which were close to their hearts, Alice House Hospice, the Hartlepool RNLI and Holy Trinity Church in Davison Drive.
“This wonderful couple are an example of how much support our Hospice receives from people within the local communities. The fact that they supported the Hospice throughout their lives and then continued to do so once they died is just amazing.”
Rebecca Jobson, Senior Fundraising Manager