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Help hospice grow your tenner

18th October 2016

 

St Richard’s Hospice is encouraging local people to take part in a national campaign Grow Your Tenner, launching today (18th October)

The campaign will match one-time donations pound-for-pound up to £10, and monthly donations up to £10 per month for 3 months.

St Richard’s Hospice, which offers free care and support to people with life-threatening illnesses in Worcestershire is calling on local people to help it gain extra funding through Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign.

The campaign will end either on the 17th November at 5pm or when all the funds have run out – whichever comes first. Local supporters can help by making a donation during the campaign at https://localgiving.org/charity/strichards

Supporters can make one-time donations or set up a monthly Direct Debit.  For a one-time £10 donation with Gift Aid, St Richard’s will receive £21.67, which could help pay for a Hospice at Home healthcare Assistant for two hours. A monthly Direct Debit of £10 could result in over £80 of funding in just three months which could pay for a Healthcare Assistant in the In-patient Unit for a day.

Rachel Jones, St Richard’s Fundraising Manager said, “All donations will make a huge difference to us and we hope local people will join in and support us with the added bonus of doubled donations. Even an additional £100 of funding would enable us to pay for a Staff Nurse in our In-patient Unit for a day.”

“As well as boosting one-time donations, this campaign is a great way to encourage people to give regularly which helps us to plan ahead in the secure knowledge of future income.”

Stephen Mallinson, Chief Executive of Localgiving, said: “Local charities are at the forefront of every community, offering vital services and supporting the most vulnerable people in society. Localgiving hopes that through the Grow Your Tenner campaign, more people are able to connect with charities and offer their support. The campaign also encourages local organisations to engage with online fundraising which is becoming an increasingly important channel for groups who are trying to become less dependent on grants and take control of their futures.”

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To help St Richard’s benefit from match funding, please visit their Localgiving Page https://localgiving.org/charity/strichards

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.

Patients are cared for in Day Hospice, the 17-bed In-patient Unit or in their own homes by a specialist professional team as well as many trained volunteers.

In the In-patient Unit, specialist staff are on hand 24 hours a day to manage patients’ symptoms and where, if appropriate, patients may spend the last few days of life in comfort and dignity. St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: It is with great sadness that due to stringent infection control measures, we are required to restrict visiting and cannot offer the comprehensive level of service in the way we usually do. However, we will still do our utmost to make sure that each patient and loved one is given the compassion and dignity they deserve. To help families stay in touch we are encouraging virtual visiting using technology such as video calls and apps. This will be discussed and explained to patients and families on admission and we can help provide access to equipment in the hospice. In addition, the IPU nursing team will liaise with each patient and family to arrange short daily visits from the patient's closest loved one and compassionate visiting, as appropriate. Read the full details here.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.