Hos­pices join forces to help showcase ser­vices on of­fer

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

STAFF at East Cheshire Hospice will be join­ing forces with col­leagues from more than 100 other hos­pices across the UK to raise aware­ness about the range of care on of­fer.

As part of Hospice Care Week, start­ing on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 6, the hospice will be hold­ing events to showcase its ser­vices in­clud­ing an af­ter­noon tea for pa­tients, car­ers and staff.

Other fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties be­gin with a Ladies Lunch on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 2, a sky­dive on Oc­to­ber 11, and bag pack­ing at Marks and Spencer’s Hand­forth Dean store on Oc­to­ber 11 and 12.

Ma­tron Emma Dixon said: “This year’s theme is ‘hospice care, ev­ery­where’ and we are do­ing our part to show how widereach­ing our care can be for peo­ple in East Cheshire.

“Hospice care is ex­pert care pro­vided by a di­verse team of pro­fes­sional staff and vol­un­teers.

“East Cheshire Hospice plays an im­por­tant role in sup­port­ing and ed­u­cat­ing staff and vol­un­teers work­ing in other set­tings beyond hos­pices, in­clud­ing care homes and hos­pi­tals.

“We are de­lighted to support this na­tional aware­ness-rais­ing drive.

“We will be en­cour­ag­ing our sup­port­ers to share their sto­ries and mem­o­ries of hospice care, es­pe­cially through so­cial me­dia #Hos­pice­Care­Week, to help spread the word about hospice care.

“We hope peo­ple will re­alise that hospice care is more di­verse than they might first think and will be­come more aware of the support East Cheshire Hospice pro­vides to pa­tients, fam­i­lies and car­ers.”

An­to­nia Bun­nin, di­rec­tor of hospice support and de­vel­op­ment at na­tional hospice care char­ity Help the Hos­pices, added: “Hospice care is de­liv­ered by di­verse teams of peo­ple who share a strong cul­ture of com­pas­sion­ate care which fo­cuses on the dig­nity and well­be­ing of each in­di­vid­ual, wher­ever they are cared for.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about East. Cheshire Hospice visit eastcheshire­hos­pice.org. uk or call 01625 433477.

For Help the Hos­pices visit www. hos­pice­care­week.org.uk.

●● Emma Dixon

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