A Marlow care home has raised hundreds of pounds for hospice patients.

Cliveden Manor Care and Nursing Home, in Little Marlow Road, chose South Bucks Community Hospice as its chosen charity for 2018, handing over a cheque for £466 to CEO Jo Woolf.

The day hospice, at Butterfly House in High Wycombe, provides palliative care and support to people with life-limiting illnesses.

Cliveden’s senior client liaison manager, Sarah Loveday, said: “We visited Butterfly House before Christmas and were amazed at the atmosphere and facilities Jo and her team have created.

“Not only do they support local people with their palliative care, but they look after the whole family and offer support to them, as well.

“What they are offering is very close to our own hearts and we wanted to help them with their new venture. 

“In addition to our fundraising, we have donated books for their children’s room and are supporting the Hospice Lottery Grand Draw this May as their main sponsor.

“We wish them all the best with their fundraising.”

The care home will also hold a charity bag-pack at Asda High Wycombe to continue fundraising for and increase awareness of the hospice’s work.

Ms Woolf said: “Each and every penny is precious to us so we are incredibly grateful to all the residents and staff at Cliveden Manor Care Home for raising this wonderful amount of money.

“We really do appreciate the fact that the care home has adopted Butterfly House as its charity of the year and want to say a huge thank you to everyone involved.

“Only a very small proportion of our funding comes from government so this genuinely does make a difference to the level of care we can provide for people who really need it.”