Hospice in the Weald is a local charity that provides 24-hour support and care for patients with a terminal illness as well as their families. They are not part of the NHS, which means they need to raise £7 million every year to continue providing their life-changing services to people who really need them.
At itris, we are extremely passionate about Hospice in the Weald. Some of our employees have had loved ones cared for by the incredible staff at the hospice, so we love to do anything we can to raise money for them and support their charity.
Fortunately, we are all given one day per year to volunteer for one of our local charities, and yesterday it was Hospice in the Weald’s turn after our last group spent the day at Pepenbury. We sent two groups of our employees down there to help create clay flowers for their annual Forget Me Not Appeal, which kicks off next spring.
The idea behind the campaign is that people can remember their loved ones and cherish their memories with a Forget Me Not. The flowers get displayed in three different locations all local to us; Wilderness Wood, Dunorlan Park, and Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, where they also host Ceremonies of Dedication. Hospice in the Weald encourages a minimum donation of £25 for each flower, but this year their average donation was just under £50, which is amazing!
Between the two groups, we made or painted 113 flowers in total, which roughly equates to £2825 raised, based on the minimum donation. We’re so pleased to have been able to volunteer and also learn more about what our help really does for them after having a tour of the hospice.
Hospice in the Weald provides a range of services to support patients and their families, including medical care, emotional support, spiritual care, and practical assistance. They also offer support to bereaved families for up to 13 months after their loved one has passed away. All of their services are provided free of charge, which is why they rely so heavily on donations.
The hospice has a team of dedicated doctors, nurses, and support staff who work tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of their patients and their families. They are committed to providing the highest standard of care, and their focus is on making the most of every moment and ensuring that their patients are as comfortable and pain-free as possible.
Hospice in the Weald is a vital resource for the local community, and we feel privileged to be able to support them in any way we can. Our volunteer day at the hospice was a humbling experience, and it gave us a real insight into the incredible work that they do. It was also a reminder of the importance of giving back to our local community and supporting those in need.
If you are interested in supporting Hospice in the Weald, there are many ways you can get involved. You can make a donation, volunteer your time, or take part in one of their fundraising events. Every little bit helps, and your support can make a real difference in the lives of those who are dealing with a terminal illness.
In conclusion, Hospice in the Weald is a local charity that we are extremely passionate about. Their commitment to providing high-quality care to patients with a terminal illness and their families is truly inspiring, and we feel privileged to be able to support them in any way we can. We hope that our contribution will help them to continue their life-changing work and make a difference in the lives of many more people in our local community.