On average we provide end of life care to about 100 people every year, plus their families, carers and all who are important to them. This represents around 9,000 hours of service delivery annually. In addition, we conduct more than 400 appointments for bereavement support.
To continue to meet this demand we need to generate £660,000 this year. We will receive just £40,000 from the NHS the rest we have to find from donations, fundraising and legacies.
Why support us?
HospiceCare North Northumberland has been part of our community for more than 20 years. We are the main providers of free end of life care for local people within their own homes. We also run two drop in centres for patients and carers and bereavement support.
In the last two years referrals for our hospice at home service have more than doubled and in order to meet this increased demand we need to raise £525,000 a year. The NHS contributes only 7.5% of this, leaving us to rely on the generosity of our local community to raise over £485, 000 through donations and fundraising.
Why regular donations are vital to the work we do
Regular donations are a wonderful gift! They allow us to plan for the future and budget accordingly.
Friends membership – Join us Today
And become a member of our amazing group of FRIENDS who joined us because they value the work we do in our community and appreciate the enormous task we have to raise funds every year. Most importantly the money you donate will stay local and help local people.
As one of our valued FRIENDS, you will be given a free entry pass for two people to one of our Open Gardens each year. (Please be aware that to comply with Inland Revenue requirements only friends who donate a minimum of £40 per annum are eligible for this pass)
If I join, what happens to my personal details?
How do I join?
If you wish to pay by credit/debit card you can go straight to our BT My Donate page and sign up online.
Or if you wish to pay by standing order please download and complete the Living and Giving Appeal Form by clicking the link below and return it to the Hospice at the address on the form.
Once your regular donation has been registered we will send you a letter of confirmation and your FRIENDS membership card.
In just the last 12 months we have seen a 97% increase in new referrals for our Hospice at Home services and have delivered over 7,400 hours of nursing care and support
To continue to meet this growing demand, this year we need to generate around £525,000 and will receive just 7.5% from the NHS, the rest we have to find from donations and fundraising.
As an independent local charity we are not supported by National charities such as Macmillan and Marie Curie. Any money you are able to donate, will stay local and help local people in North Northumberland.
Remembering us in your Will
As our clinical services continue to change and develop to meet the growing needs of our communities living in North Northumberland, legacies enable us to ensure that future generations will be able to benefit from high quality end of life care and support , in a place of their choosing, at a time of their need, for as long as they need it. So if you are thinking about charitable giving as part of your Will please think about leaving a legacy to the HospiceCare.
Are you having a party or special celebration?
Why not ask your guests to make a donation to HospiceCare in lieu of gifts.
We can give you special celebration envelopes to include with your invitations, or provide Coin Collection Tins for you to use on the night of your event.
If you would like more information, or to order some of our free celebration envelopes, please call us on: 01665 606515 or email Julie on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Families, sometimes at the request of the deceased, may ask friends and family members to make donations to HospiceCare at the funeral in lieu of flowers.
Please be aware that not all churches allow charity collections at the funeral service, so do check with your undertaker who will be able to clarify this for you. Donations can always be sent directly to HospiceCare.
To help at this difficult and sensitive time, HospiceCare can supply special collection boxes and envelopes to use at the funeral. If this is something you would like to do, please either call us on: 01665 606515 or email julie on: email@example.com.