Christ­mas almost here and we have ex­cit­ing plans for new year

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

WE CAN’T quite be­lieve how fast the time has flown this year and how things have changed at South Bucks Hospice.

This week saw the ar­rival of hot Christ­mas din­ners sup­plied by The Pantry in Ha­zle­mere for our pa­tients in Edie Pusey House and th­ese have gone down won­der­fully well.

There’s also been a big cel­e­bra­tion for our amaz­ing vol­un­teers who give up their time week in, week out to support the hospice, our pa­tients and su­per hero nurses.

It is rare that they man­age to come to­gether as a group when they aren’t vol­un­teer­ing for us so it was won­der­ful to see such a sup­port­ive, self­less team of peo­ple in one room.

On be­half of the staff, nurses and pa­tients, we want to say a huge thank you to our ex­cel­lent vol­un­teer team.

As you may be aware, our hospice cur­rently pro­vide pal­lia­tive and lym­phoedema care to peo­ple of South Bucks, free of charge.

We of­fer a wide range of ser­vices to those who need us in the lo­cal com­mu­nity and along­side ser­vic­ing the needs of our pa­tients, we also aim to pro­vide much-needed support to their fam­i­lies and car­ers.

2015 will mark our 30th an­niver­sary of sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity and with it will bring some fan­tas­tic changes

FU­TURE PLAN: Lo­cal artist Jos Haigh has painted a num­ber of wa­ter­colours de­pict­ing what the new South Bucks Hospice build­ing will look like and pro­gres­sions of what we can of­fer.

In March of next year, we hope to put spade to ground and be­gin the build­ing work for our new com­mu­nity hospice!

The plans for the new build are look­ing sim­ply fan­tas­tic and as you can see from the beau­ti­ful wa­ter­colours (pro­vided by lo­cal artist Jos Haigh) it’s go­ing to be quite spec­tac­u­lar once com­plete in 2017.

We hope to wel­come hun­dreds more pa­tients to us ev­ery week once we open the new build­ing in­clud­ing those tran­si­tion­ing from be­ing taken care of by chil­dren’s hos­pices.

We have a very big job on our hands in terms of fundrais­ing to pro­vide th­ese new premises for our cur­rent and fu­ture pa­tients but we know that with the help and support of the South Bucks com­mu­nity, we can do it!

Please do get in touch if you wish to vol­un­teer or support the hospice by email­ing

rose.fin­ni­gan@sb­hos­pice. org.uk or drop in to see us on one of our Fri­day talk and tours of Edie Pusey House! More info on­line at www.sbh. org.uk.

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