Support The Shakespeare Hospice this Christmas

Tuesday 04 December 2018

Throughout the festive season The Shakespeare Hospice at Home team will support local families who will share their last Christmas with a loved one. The Hospice at Home team provides care and support to patients who are in their last few weeks, or days of life, and enables those who wish to die at home to do so in the comfort and dignity of their own familiar surroundings, with their families nearby.

The Hospice at Home team provides support to families 24 hours a day, seven days a week and this service is vital in supporting the whole family, at a time that can be extremely difficult for everyone involved.

This service also prevents unnecessary admissions to hospital and enables patients to be discharged from hospital, in a timely manner, to be at home for Christmas.

Families we have supported have told us:

“Thank you for making the last days of Valerie’s life comfortable. Your kindness and gentle care will be remembered by us forever.”

“To all the nurses that came to look after John, a big thank you!  They all showed compassion, support and kindness. Nothing was too much to ask them, they made John feel comfortable and safe in his last days.”

“Just knowing that there was always someone at the end of a phone when needed gave much comfort to us.”

It costs approximately £1,100 to run the Hospice at Home service for 24 hours, including out of hours on call. Over the festive two week period, it costs £15,400 to provide this service to families. 

By making a donation, you will help us to raise much needed funds to enable more patients and their families to spend Christmas together.

We recently sent a newsletter to our supporters, with lots of news and information from the hospice, including all the activities and upcoming events in our fantastic Day Hospice, dates for our retail pop-up stands at local Christmas Markets as well as updates about our campaign. 

If you would like to stay up-to-date with news from The Shakespeare Hospice, please click this link which will take you to our latest external newsletter.

To donate:

• Telephone 01789 266852 to pay by card.

• Online: Click the Donate button on The Shakespeare Hospice home page or click this link to set up Regular Giving

• Send a cheque made payable to: The Shakespeare Hospice and return to:
  The Shakespeare Hospice, Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 9UL.

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Registered Office: Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9UL