Hospice plans come with smile

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

SOUTH Bucks Hospice is cur­rently in the process of fundrais­ing to build a new com­mu­nity hospice and as part of the ex­pan­sion, we are plan­ning to add much-needed ser­vices to the list of what we of­fer to lo­cal peo­ple.

As part of this pro­gramme, we will be ex­pand­ing our care for 18 to 28-year-olds. We cur­rently of­fer tai­lored support to this age group but in the new hospice we plan to have a ded­i­cated space and to make this hap­pen, we’re work­ing very closely with another lo­cal char­ity, Karen’s Big Smiles.

Karen’s Big Smiles is a fund­ing char­ity and was set up in mem­ory of a very spe­cial young lady called Karen Jenk­ins. Dur­ing her bat­tle with a rare form of can­cer called Pseu­domyx­oma peri­tonei (PMP), which af­fects just one in a mil­lion peo­ple, she found that there is a lack of spe­cific support for in­de­pen­dent young adults who wish to re­main so for as long as pos­si­ble.

South Bucks Hospice will be work­ing along­side Karen’s Big Smiles as they aim to raise £30,000 to­wards the cost of our new youth room which will be named the ‘Big Smiles Base’.

Fundrais­ing for this room will be­gin with a Black and White Ball at the High Wy­combe Town Hall on Satur­day, Novem­ber 22. Tick­ets cost £35 per per­son and in­clude a wel­come cock­tail and a three-course meal.

To find out more or to buy tick­ets, sim­ply email info@karen­bigsmiles.org or visit www. karens­bigsmiles.org.

If you’d like to con­trib­ute to this project, please call South Bucks Hospice on 01494 464 045.

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