The Cash Collection on Sunday 15th January in St Marys’ is in aid of Longfield Hospice
The Sunday Cash Collection on Sunday in St Marys’ on Sunday 15th January is in aid of the Longfield Hospice
Longfield Hospice supports adults with life-limiting illness from their diagnosis onwards. They help people to understand and manage their illness, to cope with its impact on their lives, as well as supporting them to live well. Importantly, they support family and carers too. They provide a Hospice at Home service, enabling people in the last three months of life to stay at home if that is their choice. Their services also include help for families to deal effectively with their grief, and education for other professionals who are looking after people at the end of life. They sum up the benefits of what they offer as ‘Living well; Dying well; Caring well’.
All of Longfield’s services are free and most are provided at their beautiful Wellbeing Centre in Minchinhampton. Some, including Wellbeing Workshops, Fatigue & Breathlessness and Bereavement Groups, are increasingly being offered at community venues, closer to where people live. Currently, 85% of the charity’s income comes from the general public, through our 20 shops, our weekly lottery, voluntary donations, gifts in Wills and a host of fundraising events and activities.
The charity employs around 145 people but is also highly dependent on volunteers. Over 400 people volunteer for us each year; across every department – at the hospice itself, at our events and in our shops and warehouse.
This year they need to raise £4.5 million. They aim to support over 12000 patients, family members and carers each year.
Please note that only cash in the collection plate can go to the charity, yellow & blue envelopes do not.