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Funding boost for Norwich parish nursing service

A grant of £5,000 has been awarded to the parish nursing service that operates in the Heartsease area of Norwich. The funding will ensure vulnerable people in the community can be supported by parish nurses for another three years.

Funding of £5000 has been offered from the Ivy Child Charitable Trust to keep the St Francis Heartsease Parish Nursing Service running from September 2017-2020.   The Trust supports local projects and organisations, and the parish nurses are very grateful for their interest in the service and for their support. 

The Parish Nursing Service is based at St Francis Church and provides spiritual, physical, mental and social support to anyone in need in the Heartsease Parish free of charge. It is has now been running for over two years, and is hoping to expand its services in the future. 

Angela Stewart, Parish Nurse, said “We would not have been able to run the Parish Nursing service for another three years without additional funds.  At present, all those on the team are volunteers, but there are basic costs of running the service, such as payment of registration fees that have to be met.  This funding has been an answer to prayer and we are very grateful indeed.”

The Parish Nursing Service has also kindly been given permission by the Bishop of Norwich to host an Open Garden at the Bishop’s Garden, next to Norwich Cathedral.  This will be held during the afternoon on Sunday 2nd July 2017.  All funds raised will be put towards running the service, and it is hoped that the community will support the event. 

Click here to read our previous story about parish nurses

Pictured above: Angela Stewart with Eleanor Laming, both on the St Francis team.

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