LOROS (The Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering) is a local charity dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and support for terminally ill patients and their families. This care involves not only the Hospice but the Day Care Centre, The Counselling Service, Home Care Teams, Voluntary Sitting Service, Clinics, Spiritual and Religious Care to mention but some aspects of the work.
It costs LOROS well over £7million, to provide this care and this amount rises annually, and although a part of this sum is granted to them by the NHS, it still leaves a staggering amount to be raised by the many supporters and volunteers who do so much for LOROS.
The FSMR has been associated with fundraising for LOROS ever since the railway first reopened to the public for the first Stapleford Steam event in the summer of 1995. As well as the two annual public events, the FSMR raises money in other ways for LOROS. The occasional “great train robberies” which sometimes can occur at the SMR, on private invitation days, are also very entertaining as well as raising money.
Our President, Jennifer Lady Gretton is the current President of LOROS,