We’ve always helped the local support committee for Wakefield Hospice.
Unfortunately this year the Hospice Fair in the Village Hall had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. But go to https://www.wakefieldhospice.org/ to see the message from the Hospice to guide you to how you can help them in this difficult time.
We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented the most unprecedented and challenging of times for us all to adapt to. At the hospice we have had to prepare intensively for any surge of patient care that may be needed. The pandemic has had a huge impact on our funding. This year is the hospice’s 30th anniversary and we were looking forward to marking this milestone with special events and activities to raise awareness and funds for patient care. But our hospice shops and warehouse remain closed, and many of our fundraising events and activities have been cancelled or postponed.
We need to raise £11,500 from charitable sources every single day to keep our doors open and services readily accessible for everyone who needs them. Right now, as a result of the virus, we are losing an average of £80,000 per month in fundraising and retail income. We have launched a Covid-19 Appeal to help raise funds for patient care at Wakefield Hospice and we hope you can help us at this difficult time to ensure we are still here and still sharing the care now and for future generations. Thank you.
Please watch our short film about the work of the hospice during the Covid-19 crisis.