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Win a Break at Treworgey!

in our 2019/20 Charity Raffle

 

Enter this year’s raffle for a chance to win a spring, winter or autumn break for two at Treworgey as well as a three-course home-made meal from Coombe Kitchen.

This year we are raising money for Dartmouth Caring, a charity close to our hearts at Treworgey.  Last summer, Andy's mum Fiona died from cancer that she had lived with stoically for four years (Andy is Linda and Bevis's son-in-law and manages all the maintenance and building projects at Treworgey). 

From less than a week of learning that there were no more effective treatments available, Dartmouth Caring provided Fiona and Andy's dad Adrian with invaluable support on an almost weekly basis.  Click on the title a little further down to read Adrian's moving account of how Dartmouth Caring helped them. 

If you would like to enter, please donate £5 per raffle ticket.  Either enter by post or at our office by cash or cheque, or

Enter at our 'Go fund me' page here 

 Last Year our charity raffle raised £550 for Help for Heros.  Help us beat that figure this year! 

Thank you – and Good Luck!

Friends of Treworgey - donation match!

We match the donation given by every Friend of Treworgey giving Friends double the number of tickets they pay for.  If you've stayed with us five or more times and would like to know more about becoming a Friend of Treworgey, please give us a ring!

How Dartmouth Caring supported Fiona and Adrian (Andy's parents)

The words "I don't know what I would have done without..." are often
said but in the case of Andie Day from Dartmouth Caring, they are very true. Her early
intervention when we were just beginning to grapple with our new reality
when we didn't actually need much in the way of help enabled her to
become familiar with the dynamics of our relationship. We soon came to
look forward to her Tuesday (mostly) visits and her presence seemed to
give us permission to have conversations that we didn't have when we
were alone together. As time went on Andie was able see when we were
beginning to struggle before we even realised that we were struggling
and put in place some sort of support that helped initially a blue badge
so that I could get the car close to where Fiona needed to be (she gave
up driving fairly early on). When Fiona had an epileptic fit Andie
liaised with the hospital about what medication was appropriate and
arranging for it to be changed when she saw the effects it was having,
advised me on how and when Fiona should be taking the cocktail of drugs.
Organising daily carers, mobility aids and a hospital bed all services
that we were unaware of let alone how to access them. She even made a
couple of calls after Fiona's death just to keep an eye on how I was
coping. Andie also put us in contact with Rowcroft Hospice but Fiona's
decline was so rapid that the only contact we had with them was a
courtesy visit from the person who would have been providing hospice care

So, all in all, it may not have been Dartmouth Caring who provided the
services that we got but they provided the knowledge of what was
available and more importantly they set those services up as soon as
they were required mostly within 24 hours e.g. Andie said that we should
get carers in but it may be a week or so to arrange but the following
day Mandy knocked on the door and said "Hello I'm your carer".

 

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions: Entrants must be 18 years or over. There can only be one winner and the prize is not transferable. The short break is for two people for up to three nights during the normal short break period (the months of January, February, March, November and December – excluding school holiday periods). The short break is subject to availability. The prize includes linen, towels, heating, electricity, logs for a roaring fire, fresh flowers and 3 course dinner for two from Coombe Kitchen on your arrival night (excepting  Tuesdays and Wednesdays). It does not include riding or any optional extras. The winner’s name will be published. The prize must be completed by 20th March 2021. The winner will be drawn on Monday 10th March 2020.



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