The Shakespeare Hospice launches campaign

Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Shakespeare Hospice is asking the people of South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds to help safeguard its future.  The hospice, which last year helped over 1,000 adults and young people, has launched a £500,000 fundraising campaign because as CEO, Angie Arnold explains, the financial climate has become increasingly difficult.

“We are working in challenging times and raising funds in an increasingly competitive market. Demand for our services is growing year upon year and we want to be able to help more people. As our population’s needs change, the complexities of caring for those with a life limiting illness is also changing and we must be able to respond to this.”

The hospice provides support to families affected by life limiting illness, servicing a population of over 300,000 across South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.  To continue to provide its current level of service, the hospice will need to secure total funding of £2.4 million.  The NHS provides just over one tenth of this, leaving the rest needing to be raised by local people and businesses.

The £500,000 will help ensure that The Shakespeare Hospice can continue to provide specialised services, like its 24/7 Hospice at Home service, allowing people to receive end of life care in the place of their choice, surrounded by their loved ones. The Hospice at Home service alone costs £399,000 a year.

Angie continues,

“The gravity of our situation is clear, we need to raise more money to meet the increasing demand for our services. Our local community are so supportive and we need more regular donors. 

The easiest way to do this is through Regular Giving. A small monthly gift can make a real difference and it enables us to plan for the future and develop new services.”

 

It is really easy to set up Regular Giving for The Shakespeare Hospice by visiting bit.do/regular-giving.

Alternatively, people can *text to donate ‘tshdonate3’ from their mobile device to donate £3, or ‘tshdonate5’ to donate £5 or ‘tshdonate10’ to donate £10 to 70500. *Please check terms and conditions in the privacy policy on the website.

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