Cross Stitch Enthusiast Sets Sights on Raising £20,000 for Dougie Mac

Dougie Mac supporter, Geraldine Jervis has raised over £19,500 for the hospice since 1998 by selling her intricate cross stitch pieces and donating in memory of her loved ones through our Light up a Life campaign.

Geraldine says: “When I was only ten years old, my Dad was in an old Victorian ward at the City General Hospital from October 1958 to March 1959 with terminal cancer. Because I was under 14 years old, I wasn’t allowed into the hospital to visit. I spent all winter standing on a fire escape, in all weathers, trying to speak to him through a closed window. My Dad’s illness and this particularly memory have always stayed with me.

“Dougie Mac have cared for a number of my family and friends who all received the very best treatment and support. I wanted to contribute to fundraising to make sure even more local families have access to hospice care when they need it.

“I had always done cross stitch since being taught by my Gran and following retirement I decided to frame some of them to sell for the hospice. Over the last 20 years, I have had stalls at numerous events and have spoken to fellowship groups, W.I., Rotary Clubs, Mother’s Union and other church groups about the wonderful work of Dougie Mac; all to help raise much needed funds.”

Geraldine stitched a wide variety of designs including children’s subjects, floral displays, Christmas scenes and animal portraits.

If you would like to get your hands on a stunning cross-stitch design and help Geraldine reach her £20,000 fundraising target, email Geraldine on We think they’d make the perfect Christmas gift too!

Thank you for your outstanding contribution, Geraldine, we wouldn’t be able to to provide our services without your support.

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