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Help us to be there when we're needed most

Your donation will help our specialist nurses continue caring for patients on our ward and at home.

Sadly, the care and support we provide is not fully funded by the government, instead, we must raise £8 million a year to keep our vital services running.

Every year we reach as many people as we can. Thanks to the generosity of our community, last year alone we were able to care for over 2,200 patients and their families.

But we’ve already seen a drop of over £124,000 in donations last year, as people struggle with the cost-of-living crisis in their own lives.

The cost-of-living crisis means our funds are not stretching as far and so it’s getting harder for us to support everybody who needs us. Please will you help by donating today?

Dr Parnacott, Consultant in Palliative Medicine

“Your donation will help our patients receive the very best end-of-life care. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of the Ashgate Hospice team, dedicated to delivering the expert care that local people ought to have at the end of their lives.”

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Please give what you can

We understand that not everybody is able to donate today. Click ‘Support Us’ at the top of this page to find out the other ways you can help support the hospice at this time. Alternatively, our Fundraising Team are always happy to speak to you and answer any questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01246 567250 or email [email protected].

 

Image of Mick, a man in a bed at Ashgate Hospice

Penny’s Story

It meant everything to Penny to be by Mick’s side all day and night. At Ashgate, we understand just how important those last days and weeks are, not only for the patient but for their loved ones left behind. It is those memories that Penny holds on to. And its why we can never compromise on the quality of care we deliver.

Penny said “Being at the hospice feels like someone has wrapped a blanket around you, like you’re getting a hug. It’s the people who make it feel that way.

“When Mick was admitted for the second time, we knew it would be the last. My big, cuddly husband became thin, frail and not much longer for this world – just a few days.

“We’d been together 24/7 for the last 30 years and the thought of being apart now engulfed me in sadness. But once again, the hospice’s team came together and pulled out all the stops for us.

“Sleeping by Mick meant we didn’t lose a minute together. I was blessed to have another eight weeks with him at the hospice before he died.

“We planned to make lots of memories when Mick was diagnosed but we didn’t get the chance because he lost his mobility quickly. So being able to spend the last eight weeks together with nowhere else to be and nothing else to do was precious.

“Having nowhere else to be except by my husband’s side meant the world to both of us.”

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