Patients, staff, volunteers and guests were invited to the first screening of a DVD about Lakelands Hospice in Corby.
It was produced with help of Downton Abbey star, Corby-born actor Brendan Coyle, to raise awareness of the range of services provided by the hospice in Butland Road.
Vic Hardy one of the founder trustee’s said: “Most people in the Corby borough know of Lakelands and support us through donations but we identified that only a small number were aware of the depth and range of services that we offer and we hope this DVD will overcome that.”
The screening was attended by MP Andy Sawford and representatives from the borough council who have all given their support to the awareness campaign.
Hospice fundraising manager Paul Marlow said: “The DVD really highlights what a happy, positive place Lakelands is, despite how poorly some of the people are.
“It’s a real beacon in their lives and we hope this will encourage the medical community to refer more people across and for the general public to overcome some of the notions of what happens in a hospice.”
The DVD can be viewed by visiting the hospice’s website at www.lakelandshospice.org.uk.
To obtain a copy please call 01536 747755.