Cotswold Care Hospice is very fortunate to be supported by a host of special people. They help us raise our profile to ensure we reach the people who need our help.
Peter is a member of the Great Britain rowing squad and Olympic champion in the flagship coxless four. Peter supports Cotswold Care Hospice on a regular basis and brought in his gold medal to show patients and staff.
He said: "After returning to the UK from the great success of the Olympic Games in Beijing I have had the opportunity to be part of a huge number and range of experiences.
"Visiting my local hospice to meet the staff and patients was the most moving and strangely uplifting experience so far. It was great to meet everyone and to share the time with some of the most remarkable people I have ever met.
"Thank you Cotswold Care Hospice for all the noble work you do in my home county and for giving me the chance to see you all.”
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Cath Kidston designs are known around the world. Last year she saw sales of her vintage-inspired homeware and accessories rocket. She has shops around the world. The empire started in Gloucestershire where she still has a home. Cath was one of the judges of the Stroud Arts Award 2009 which will see a piece of commissioned art be housed at Cotswold Care Hospice.
"I'm very pleased to be able to support Cotswold Care Hospice and all the wonderful work it does."
Sharron's first Olympian success in the pool was when she was 13 years old and she has never looked back. TV presenter, public speaker, author, model, Sharron is one of the best known women in the UK.
Sharron launched the Cotswold Midnight Walk 2009 which raised more than £180,000 for Cotswold Care Hospice.
"Cotswold Care Hospice provides such valuable support and care for so many people in the county.
"Whether it is through support at the hospice or the hospice at home team, they can help in so many ways. No one who suffers from a life-limiting illness needs to suffer alone, thanks to Cotswold Care Hospice."
Pam has been the main presenter of BBC TV's Songs of Praise for the past 14 years. She has presented a number of special programmes for TV and is also a successful novelist and popular public speaker.
"Cotswold Care Hospice does such good work. Not only do they help people at the end of their lives but provides care and support at every stage, from pre-diagnosis. So many receive treatment and get better at Cotswold Care in a peaceful and caring environment.
"But they cannot do this good work without our support. It's a comfort to know that if one of us, or a loved one, needed support that Cotswold Care is there."
Jackie is married to celebrity designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and runs their design company. The couple are based in the Cotswolds. Jackie supported Cotswold Care Hospice by taking part in the Cotswold Midnight Walk 2009 and taking part in publicity.
"If I can walk 10 miles in the Cotswold Midnight Walk then anyone can. By getting involved you can make a real difference."
Dr Porter is a part-time GP in South Gloucestershire and medical correspondent for The Times. He also presents Case Notes on BBC Radio 4.
"I am very proud to be associated with Cotswold Care Hospice. Over the years the team has looked after both patients and friends and the care has been exemplary.
"We are very fortunate to have the hospice in our area. It is a major asset that needs to be cherished and nutured."
Maureen knows first hand the importance of a hospice. Her late husband, dramatist Jack Rosenthal, aged 72, died of cancer. She helped launch Cotswold Care Hospice's Light Up a Life appeal in 2008.
"Only those of us who know the utter relief and security of finding oneself in the Hospice environment can communicate to the rest of mankind that the Hospice movement is all about life and the best way to live it.
"Please support Cotswold Care Hospice. I supported my local hospice, never thinking for one minute that it would ultimately embrace my husband in its warm loving glow and ease his passing for the rest of his family."
Lesley helped Cotswold Care Hospice launch the opening of its Tetbury shop with a special poster campaign urging people to donate clothing.
She said: "I'm delighted to support Cotswold Care Hospice. It helps so many individuals and their families at a difficult time in all their lives. Listening, hearing, enabling: the person, not the illness. Working with care and sensitivity within a professional framework, it can make so much difference."
We are grateful to the following people who are Vice-Presidents of Cotswold Care Hospice:
Countess Sarah Bathurst
Dr Mark Porter