Build 2020

Thank you! We’ve reached Build 2020 target!


We want to say a huge thank you all our kind-hearted supporters who have helped us reach our Build 2020 appeal target!

We’ve been able to resume the Stage 2 building programme with appropriate COVID-19 secure measures in place and we’re seeing great progress on Stage 2 of the construction.

With your help, we are building a bigger hospice to better support our current patients and reach the unmet need of thousands of local people in the future, offering the right care and support when they need it most.


With our new, expanded building we’ll be able to support people from the point they are diagnosed, improving their quality of life and offering support to their family.

Your new hospice will offer

  • Larger rooms suitable for exercise based groups, eg adapted Tai Chi, yoga, strength and balance.
  • Specialist exercise studio with programmes designed by our physiotherapists
  • A kitchen where our occupational therapists will help patients learn how to improve day-to-day living at home to encourage independence.
  • Counselling rooms for supporting more patients and loved ones
  • Rooms for supporting more carers: we offer them time to discuss their concerns as well as practical and financial advice both during a person’s illness and into bereavement.
  • Open art studio – for patients and loved ones to express feelings through creativity.
  • Complementary therapy rooms for treatments including reflexology and aromatherapy massage
  • Music and horticultural therapy spaces where patients and families can benefit from the therapeutic impact on their health and wellbeing
  • A spacious social and eating area will be at the heart of the hospice building, offering a comfortable place for patients, families, groups and volunteers to meet, chat and support each other
  • A reconfigured, homely, light reception area where you will be greeted with a warm, understanding welcome.

Coming here, talking to people and realising you are not alone is incredibly important. Having a warm, homely and calm space where we can sit and talk will help me feel better