This year we are proud to be fundraising for St Michael's Hospice.
As a charity, St Michael's Hospice needs to raise over £5.8 million a year to ensure it can continue to provide it's care and support for free. 65% of this funding comes from the local community through donations and fundraising events. The Hospice's multi-disciplinary team includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, complementary therapists, social workers, chaplains and counsellors. Specialist Hospice staff work together and often in partnership with the NHS to relieve patients' symptoms, control their pain and help them live well until the end of life. St Michael's provides inpatient services, hospice daycare and support for patients in a range of settings, including their homes. The Hospice is also there to ensure loved ones have access to the appropriate care and support they need to cope with the complex feelings and lifestyle changes caused by a terminal illness. St Michael's Hospice provides all it's care free of charge to patients, their families and carers. This care is made possible by supporters taking part in fundraising events, playing the Hospice lottery, shopping at it's retail outlets, making charitable donations and leaving gifts in their wills.