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Martin House opens doors for Open Day

14 September 2018
A unique chance to look around Martin House is on offer when it opens its doors for its annual Open Day in October.

Martin House is usually closed to the public, to respect the privacy and dignity of families; but once a year it invites people visit the hospice and find out more about its work.

Clair Holdsworth, director of care at Martin House, said: “Families often describe the weight that is lifted as they walk into Martin House. It’s a place for them to relax and enjoy time together as a family, and we work really hard to make sure their visits here are special.

“On Open Day we want everyone to come along and see for themselves just how valued Martin House is by the families who come here, and why it’s so important we continue supporting families in this region.”

The Open Day takes place on Sunday 7th October, from 11am to 3pm, and includes tours of the hospice from members of the care team and special talks by Martin House families.

There will also be family-friendly entertainment, including small animals, a puppet show, face painting, stalls and refreshments. Visitors can also find out more about how to support Martin House, through fundraising or volunteering, as well as buying their Christmas cards.