Stephen Merchant backs St Peter’s Hospice’s Room To Care Appeal

PUBLISHED: 07:55 10 February 2018

Johnny Flanagan and Stephen Merchant.

Johnny Flanagan and Stephen Merchant.

St Peter's Hospice

One of British television’s most famous faces stopped by St Peter’s Hospice to lend a hand with its fundraising.

Stephen Merchant, who is known for his roles in The Office and Extras with Ricky Gervais, saw how its rebuilding project is going.

The Bristol actor is backing the Room To Care Appeal, in which about £1.5million is being raised to pay for a new inpatients unit.

The appeal means a lot to him because of his family.

Johnny Flanagan, St Peter’s head of supporter relations, said: “Stephen visited the hospice with his parents Ron and Elaine to show his support.

“Stephen spent time with patients, staff and volunteers.

“The hospice cared for his grandmother 28 years ago and the family have continued to support the hospice since. Stephen was particularly interested to see how the new building will allow the hospice to provide better care for more people in the local area.”

Other News Stories

A Portishead estate agent has donated T-shirts to a Pill-based fundraising charity choir group.

Read more

Sixteen primary schools came together for the National Children’s STEM Science Summit last week.

Read more
12:00

A retired North Somerset social worker, who spent three decades serving vulnerable people across the district, has received a pair of impressive prizes.

Read more

A ‘casualty’ was rushed to hospital after a crash on a major commuter route yesterday (Saturday).

Read more

Teenage media students battled against heavy downpours and strong winds to give Clevedon’s skatepark a fresh look.

Read more
08:00

Hundreds of pounds have been handed to worthy causes by the organisers of a popular Portishead event.

Read more
07:00

A hard-working and ‘dedicated’ Portishead volunteer who has spent 20 years saving lives at sea has been recognised for his service.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Excited Clevedon youngsters listened to stories in their pyjamas while their parents enjoyed an evening of festive shopping.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:55

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A Clevedon woman has been given a week suspended prison sentence after she breached a ban on owning cats and dogs.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Useful Links

Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications