This weekend, we’re holding a unique 36-hour new hospice appeal to raise the final funds needed for our new hospice.
Now, we’re calling on people like you to support us to raise vital funds between 10am on Sunday 22 May and 10pm Monday 23 May by making a donation online at: www.charityextra.com/stch
Every pound you and other supporters give during this appeal will be matched by other generous supporters, doubling the impact of your donation at no extra cost to you.
Building work on a larger St Catherine’s Hospice at Pease Pottage is already underway
A new hospice is needed because right now, our nurses can’t help everyone facing death or dying who needs them.
A new hospice will allow our expert teams to care for more people. It will expand hospice, community, wellbeing, emotional and bereavement care in the local community. And mean more families all around us can stay together, surrounded by expert care and support, and make the most of the time they have left.
A new hospice will transform patient and families’ experience of hospice care
As people live longer with more complex illnesses, our new hospice is designed to meet their individual needs. There will be 24 beds on the wards, an increase from 18 beds in our current hospice, and all rooms will offer people a peaceful private garden and ensuite bathroom. 12 rooms will have adjoining sitting rooms for families to stay overnight. Four rooms have been especially designed to meet the needs of people with dementia. There will also be family spaces for relatives to prepare food, relax and take a moment.
Our new hospice will also better allow us to support wider NHS and local healthcare systems by providing new step-down care for people coming out of hospital who aren’t quite ready to return home. It will also provide space to reintroduce respite care on our wards, giving carers a break from caring for someone they love at home. There will also be enhanced wellbeing groups to help people to live as well as they can for as long as they can and a public hairdresser onsite.
We have a final £800,000 to raise to complete our new hospice building. Will you support us, as your local hospice, by donating whatever you can this May?
Remember during the 36-hour appeal your donation will be doubled at no extra cost to you. This means you’ll have even more of an impact on families living with terminal illness in your community
To support this very special appeal please visit: www.charityextra.com/stch between 10am Sunday 22 May and 10pm Monday 23 May to make your donation. Alternatively call Jacquie in our Fundraising Team on 01293 447349 to make a donation by phone.