Wish you were here? You can go – and help The Rowans

HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN Myrtos Bay on the Greek island of Kefalonia
HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN Myrtos Bay on the Greek island of Kefalonia
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THIS year your break in the sun could help raise cash for The Rowans Hospice.

Charity Portsdown Travel has organised an eight-day trip to the Greek island of Kefalonia for hospice supporters to take in the sights and experience a great spirit of friendship.

Every booking made will attract a contribution to the Purbook hospice.

The trip takes place from May 15 to 22.

Later this year, in September, the firm will run a cruise on the P&O Aurora through the western Mediterranean.

The charity was formed 16 years ago by Eileen Jayne-Wood, who was honoured with an MBE on the Queen’s New Year Honours list for her services to charity.

It was set up to support the work of the hospice.

The charity was launched in 1995 with the help of Eileen’s husband Christopher and the Rev Harvey Griffiths, honorary chaplain of the hospice.

The holidays and tours are open to everyone and have brought companionship and therapeutic benefits to hundreds of travellers.

Mr Griffiths said: ‘Although it is a group that goes on holiday, people are free to do what they want. They can join in with group activities if they wish.

‘People who travel on their own find it a great comfort to be in a group.

‘The tour operators make contributions towards the hospice and we never publicise the price of the holidays as we are not in competition with local travel agents.’

Mrs Jayne-Wood said: ‘Portsdown Travel fosters the fellowship of people travelling together who have a mutual concern for The Rowans Hospice.’

Email Mrs Jayne-Wood via portsdown.travel@hotmail.co.uk or call (023) 9238 2433 and 01329 232915 to find out more.