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£75 could provide compassionate care and support to five patients in their last days of life through our Virtual Ward



£50 could provide the care and support a family in crisis needs with a home visit from a SinglePoint nurse



£23 could provide pain and symptom relief to a patient at home from a community nurse


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The difference you are making

Your donations are making sure more local people have dignity and choice at the end of life. Thank you.

4,460 local people facing dying, death and bereavement supported last year



27% of our funding comes from the NHS, the remaining 73% comes from our amazing, generous supporters like you


background-image Ricky & Anne Aldons

"We feel as though we've got an arm around our shoulders. Although we knew about the Hospice, we didn't know about what they did in the home; the intricacies of the actual way it works, all the good things that come. I don't feel as worried about the end, which will eventually come for both of us. I don't feel so worried about it now because I know there's this organisation that puts their arms around your shoulders."

- Ricky & Anne Aldons

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