Please read Irene Smith's latest update update here.
We are working as normally as possible in what is an unprecedented and ever changing situation, and following government guidelines to keep our patients, volunteers and staff safe.
Our Hospice at Home Teams are continuing to provide essential care for patients in their own homes.
Unfortunately we have to suspend our Day therapy services but are offering help in different ways, including virtual care using telephone support and counselling.
Of course, coronavirus hasn’t just affected our care services. As a charity, we rely on fundraising events, community activities and corporate partnerships to ensure we have the vital funds needed to run our services.
We have cancelled many of the fundraising events we had planned in the coming months which will have a significant impact on our ability to raise funds. We are also very aware that the situation will have a big effect on those individuals and businesses who currently support us, so we anticipate a significant drop in income. There is currently no extra support available to us from government to meet this gap in funding so we are appealing to our local communities to continue to support us where they can.
We need your help more than ever before and it will be your generous donations, however large or small which will help us to care for people during this very difficult situation.
Please look out for our campaign which will run over the next 12 weeks with the aim of addressing this shortfall and helping our Hospice at Home service to continue to function. We appreciate these are the most difficult times for all but we would be most grateful if you are able to make a donation, however small. You can donate online here or find other ways to support us in our fundraising section.
Take care, Keep Safe, Keep Well.
Irene Smith - CEO
Our Rawtenstall Shop is re-opening today, Monday, 20 July!
We'll be back to business under the new normal and will be following Government guidelines to ensure our staff and customers' safety. Please note that we are still unable to accept donations to the shop. These can be delivered to our Haslingden Storage Unit (behind the shop) from the 20th July, on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm. Please ring first before you come over on 01706 213056.
We look forward to seeing you back.
Join our first virtual quiz on Sunday 12th April at 8pm to raise money for the Hospice during COVID19. Get yourself a drink, sit back and play from the comfort of your sofa! It costs a mere £3 to enter, the participation fee will enable us to continue to support patients in their own homes during these unprecedented times. To participate click HERE Good luck!
Young entrepreneurs raise over £7k for hospice.
5 Valley schools raised a record amount for Rossendale Hospice in an entrepreneurial challenge.
The event, jointly organised by Rossendale Hospice supported by Baldwins and Alder Grange School, is in its 5th year. The five schools raised a combined total of £7,130.64 in this year’s ‘Youth Enterprise Challenge’.
The contest, launched in October last year, lasted 16 weeks and saw Year 9 & 10 teams from Alder Grange, The Valley Leadership Academy, Whitworth High, Haslingden High and Tor View school, all come up with enterprising initiatives to generate as much income as possible to be donated to the hospice.
Thank you to all the schools who took part and for the hardwork and effort that went into their fundraising.
Click HERE to view further details
If you are an existing patient of the Hospice and have any worries or concerns during the current Coronavirus pandemic please give us a call on 07866 848056.
If you are unable to get through please leave a message and we will get back to you.
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