An important one brought to my attention by David Evans here: A charitable institution down the road that’s very close to my heart needs community support more than ever right now – despite the ongoing pandemic, hospice and palliative care services are still desperately needed and St. Giles relies on our donations to keep running.
With events cancelled and charity shops shut, it’s now more important than ever that we get behind St Giles.
It takes a community to make a hospice and we’ve never needed you more than we need you today.
This is an extremely worrying time for everyone, especially our patients and their families who are living with a terminal illness. As a hospice we are experiencing a big increase in people needing palliative care at this time.
We’re continuing to care for the community’s most vulnerable people which is easing the burden on the NHS. Our dedicated care teams are still out there working 24/7 in our hospices and our community.
Our shops have had to close, our events are being cancelled and our income has almost dried up meaning that we are now reliant on donations to continue our work in your local community. We’re extremely worried about the impact the coronavirus outbreak will have on your hospice’s future.
But, we need to raise £850,000 every single month just to keep our service going.
See below for some of the ways you can support.
For some light relief…Orange Week, April!
Wherever you are, whatever you do, make sure it’s orange this Orange Month!
When? 1st April – 30th April
Where? At work or at home!
What? Go orange for one day, the whole week, or the whole month in support of St Giles!
Simply think of a ‘bright’ idea – from wearing some wonderful orange attire, to decorating your desk/home in all things orange – or if you’re at home you could walk ‘virtual miles for St Giles’ to help us raise vital funds for local people.
Visit our website https://www.stgileshospice.com/
For more information on any of our campaigns or how to support St Giles Hospice during Covid 19 please contact me, Joanne. I would love to hear from you.
Thank you so much for your continued support!