A colour­ful week of fundrais­ing!

Midweek Visiter - - Queenscourt Hospice Column -

THIS week, Oc­to­ber 8-14, is Hospice Care Week – a na­tional cam­paign that raises aware­ness of the es­sen­tial care hos­pices pro­vide within our com­mu­ni­ties.

There are over 200 hos­pices across the UK, who in turn care for over 200,000 peo­ple every year!

Queen­scourt is in­cred­i­bly proud to be at the heart of this care for our lo­cal com­mu­nity across South­port, Formby and West Lancashire.

Quite sim­ply and vi­tally, hospice care seeks to help peo­ple live as fully as they can for the pre­cious time they have left.

Whilst an es­sen­tial fo­cus is on symp­tom con­trol, hospice care isn’t just limited to med­i­cal care and it cer­tainly isn’t just limited to within the hospice it­self.

Queen­scourt pro­vides a whole ar­ray of services within pa­tients’ own homes, at South­port and Orm­skirk hos­pi­tals and in lo­cal care homes, as well as within our beau­ti­ful pur­pose-built build­ing. We of­fer: ● In­pa­tient care for con­trol of symp­toms ● Phys­io­ther­apy and oc­cu­pa­tional ther­apy

● Com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies such as mas­sage and re­flex­ol­ogy ● Prac­ti­cal and fi­nan­cial ad­vice ● Psychological sup­port ● Vi­tal sup­port for friends and fam­ily through­out their loved ones’ ill­ness and in be­reave­ment

Queen­scourt’s care is free for ev­ery­one and pro­vided for how­ever long it is needed.

As a char­ity lo­cal sup­port is so im­por­tant to us for this to be pos­si­ble.

Queen­scourt re­lies greatly on the gen­eros­ity of dona­tions and fundrais­ing to en­sure we can con­tinue to of­fer this im­pec­ca­ble care for gen­er­a­tions to come.

Please join us dur­ing Hospice Care Week to cel­e­brate the ex­tra­or­di­nary work of our paid staff and hun­dreds of vol­un­teers who all make up Team Queen­scourt!

Hold a Go Pur­ple & Green fundraiser – whether it’s a dress-down day, a bake sale or both, it’s a great way to show your sup­port in the Queen­scourt colours and raise money for your lo­cal hospice. Visit www.queen­scourt.org.uk/events. Like our so­cial me­dia pages to fol­low all our news and help us to share the im­por­tance of hospice care.

Text ‘HEART 5’ to 70300 to do­nate £5 to your lo­cal hospice.

Join our team of vol­un­teers, with­out whom our spe­cial care would not be pos­si­ble.

Please visit www.queen­scourt.org.uk, call 01704 517420 or email fundrais­ing@ queen­scourt.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion about your lo­cal hospice.

Staff en­joy­ing a Go Pur­ple & Green fundraiser

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