Priscilla Bacon Lodge was the charity chosen by the Norwich Philharmonic for their Family Christmas Concert this year.
It was wonderful evening full of beautiful music and fun events. We were entertained by The Philharmonic choir, ably conducted by David Dunnett, who were joined by the Cawston Brass Band with their leader Leigh Sharpe who entertained us with a few ( bad) Christmas jokes.!! And the magical Junior Choir and Chamber Choir and Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians conducted by Laura Morgan, Rosamund Walton and accompanied by Karen Smith.
The whole concert was accompanied joyously by that wonderful organist Tim Patient who also played an organ solo.
It was a crisp clear night and the concert as usual was a sell out. People were incredibly generous as they threw lots of money into our buckets.
Philip Norton , our Chair, gave a lovely talk about the work and future of PBL just after the interval mentioning the work of PBL and the Support Group.
The Priscilla Bacon Lodge is a Specialist Palliative Care Centre offering symptom relief and emotional support through its 16 In Patient beds, Day care clinics and activities , and busy community team of Specialist Nurses. Recently the Care at Home team has also moved to the Lodge.
The Support Group who help to support the Bereavement and complimentary therapies services, was established nearly 40 years ago to provide those extras the NHS can’t ,but which, none the less , are important at the most difficult point in life.
The Support Group is able to respond quickly and funds taxis and sometimes ambulances to help patients home for those last precious hours. It also provides funds for staff training and some specialist equipment.
We are also pleased to be supporting the initiative for the reprovision of Specialist Palliative Care for people in Norfolk through the New Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice.
The collection made £1536.01. for us.
Thank you to The Norwich PHIL and everyone involved in the playing, singing, organizing and attending.