As Christmas approaches, Sheila, Mary and Helen, wanted to share how donations from people like you in the community, and the support of our hospice, allowed them to spend a treasured, final Christmas together as a family. Our [...]
When you’re really poorly, like Frank was, homemade food can be a huge comfort and at Christmas, it’s even more important. During his time with us at the hospice over the festive season, Frank was still able to celebrate in style, with a delicious turkey dinner and all the trimmings…including his favourite roast potatoes.
This was only possible thanks to the generosity of our incredible community; people like you who support us every day and mean we can be there when life comes full circle.
By donating just £10 today, you will know you’ve given someone the Christmas dinner they deserve. It will mean more people, like Frank, can enjoy a festive dinner this Christmas time.
Want to make a difference to St Catherine’s? Help us raise vital funds to ensure more people can receive expert hospice care; from leaving a gift in your will to attending one of our fundraising events.
“I’ve been told I don’t have long, but I’m still relatively young and not sure I’m ready to go yet. I don’t want to have my disease but if I have to be looked after, this is the best place. Lovely things happen here, so while I’m sad about what’s happened to me, I’m not worried or frightened about being in the hospice when the time comes.”
“In a hospital you’re just a patient but in a hospice, you’re a person. The biggest impact my stay here at St Catherine’s has had is on my family: it’s brought us closer together at a time that is so challenging for every single one of us. I was in such a bad place with it all, and I couldn’t face up to what was happening to me. With the support both medically and emotionally from St Catherine’s, I’ve been able to address my illness and think about the future. It’s honestly saved us.”
“Coming to Day Hospice is the highlight of my week. When you’re not strong, due to illness, and you’re living a restricted life, this place gives you something. It gives me something to look forward to, something to treasure. I forget about my illness, just for a while, which is a true blessing. It’s an angelic place, full of compassion, and every day that I come here I feel completely enveloped in love. Nothing is too much trouble for the team here.”