A colourful week of fundraising!
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