St Richard’s is an independent hospice that relies mainly on voluntary income to enable us to continue to provide our services.
It costs £8.4m (2017/18) a year to run all our services.
We need to raise 76% of our annual costs to run the hospice from voluntary donations. The remainder is contributed by the NHS.
Voluntary donations include gifts of money and standing orders or gifts in kind, legacies and grants from trusts and other grant-making bodies. We also benefit from company and business sponsorship, , employee fundraising, donations from organisations and donations in memoriam.
We have our own volunteer fundraising groups who organise regular events and assist with shop and street collections as well as supporters who place collecting boxes in local community outlets.
No charge is made to patients and families for any of our services. This is made possible due to the generosity of our donors and supporters.