WESTON Hospicecare says it’s already seeing an increased demand for its services as it launches its Christmas pledge appeal.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on fundraising opportunities for the hospice, which serves the Weston, Sedgemoor and North Somerset areas.
Now the charity is calling on supporters to help and has managed to obtain up to £30,000 of matched funding.
Community Nurse Specialist Lucy Green says: “We are already seeing an increase in demand for our services, caused by late diagnosis, and we are fully expecting this demand to escalate even more next year.
“It is simply crucial that we raise enough money to care for everyone who needs us.
“Our entire care team are working tirelessly to ensure every person is given the help they desperately need.
“We never want to be in a position where we have to cut our services and therefore ask you to help us, if you can, by making a donation today.
“Although having to deal with a bleak situation, a remarkable network of local individuals and businesses rallied behind the hospice and responded with incredible generosity, pledging £30,000 to match donations made to the 2020 Community Christmas Care Appeal.”
The hospice is calling on the community it serves to make donations to ensure these pledges are fulfilled.
Lucy added: “So many people are depending on us to get them through the most distressing time of their lives.
“Remember all donations will be matched pound for pound by our pledgers. It is only together can we ensure that our friends, neighbours, colleagues and loved ones spend the end of their lives at peace, in comfort and without pain.”
To make a donation visit westonhospicecare.org.uk or call 01934 423900. You can also send a cheque to Weston Hospicecare, Jackson-Barstow House, 28 Thornbury Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4YQ.
Our picture shows Weston Hospicecare Community Nurse Specialist, Lucy Green.