Please jump for Weston Hospicecare because you are helping the Hospice to continue providing free palliative care to patients living with life-limiting conditions in North Somerset and the surrounding areas.
By skydiving for us and reaching your sponsorship target you can cover the cost of running the In-patient Unit for a whole hour. So, why not take on this challenge for Weston Hospicecare today?!
Founded by the community in 1989, Weston Hospicecare (Registered Charity No. 900328), provides physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual care to local people with life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and heart or lung failure. The Hospice's care reaches out to local people in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset and border areas of Somerset providing a safe haven and source of comfort and guidance to every single person who needs it.
The Hospice consists of a day hospice, a ten bed In-patient Unit, a team of Hospice Community Nurse Specialists, Hospice at home, chaplaincy and bereavement services. These complementary services work in harmony to ensure patients receive excellent specialist care, be that at home or in the Hospice, and that they and their families are cared for and reassured throughout the toughest experience they will ever face.
All of this is provided free of charge and it costs nearly £3 million every year to keep the Hospice doors open, of which only 19% is funded by the NHS. The rest is raised each year through the generosity of the local community, fundraising events, partnerships with local companies, the hospice lottery and via the network of Hospice shops.