Charity of the Month - Hospice UKPrint
We’re delighted to be supporting Hospice UK as our charity of the month throughout August! During the month, you can round up your orders to the nearest £ at the checkout and all money raised will be donated to Hospice UK, a registered charity in England and Wales No. 1014851 & in Scotland SC041112. We’ll also be matching donations so whatever you donate, we’ll donate the same amount, therefore doubling the total amount raised for the charity.
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. They work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-limiting illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.
Hospices have been on the frontline of the battle with COVID-19, continuing to care for vulnerable people whilst also easing the burden on the NHS.
”The COVID-19 crisis forced Hospice UK to innovate rapidly to help people at the end of their lives to get the care they need at this tough time”, Sarah West, Director of Communications and Campaigns.
This crisis has highlighted the importance of expert hospice and palliative care. Now that we’ve made it through the initial emergency, we must focus on supporting the sustainability of the hospice sector past this crisis.We need to make sure that we continue this momentum to improve end of life care for people across the UK. With your support, Hospice UK will continue to strive for that. Hospice care transforms lives. It is there for us through life, through death and through grief. Every year in the UK, hospices provide vital care to 225,000 people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses, as well as providing support for many of their loved ones. From managing someone's pain, to looking after their emotional, spiritual and social needs, hospice care supports the whole person, helping them to live their life to the full.
Throughout July we helped to support the NSPCC and raised an incredible £1,487 thanks to your checkout donations. Thank you so much to everyone who donated!
The NSPCC launched their Still Here for Children appeal in response to COVID-19. This has enabled the charity to continue vital services like Childline so they can be there for young people that desperately need someone to talk to, especially when home isn’t a safe place.