CEO update: 17 June 2020

Please read Irene Smith's latest update update here.

 

CEO STATEMENT – COVID19

 

Our services

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. 

Thank you.

Take care, Keep Safe, Keep Well.

Irene Smith - CEO

 

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