‘Go Green and Yellow Day’ for Hospice

St Peter & St James Hospice is encouraging everyone to wear green and yellow on Friday 9 October as part of Hospice Care Week to help raise needed funds for the Hospice.

Everyone at St Peter & St James thought it would be fun to brighten the day by asking people to delve in their wardrobes and find something green or yellow to wear to raise funds for the Hospice during Hospice Care Week. It could be a hat, socks, clothing, bag, boots or whatever you have – the brighter the better!

Hospice Care Week runs from 5 -11 October with this year’s theme being ‘Connecting Care’. St Peter & St James wants to raise awareness of all aspects of hospice care to as many people as possible and Hospice Care Week provides the perfect opportunity to do this with World Hospice Day and Palliative Care Day taking place on Saturday 10 October.

The suggested donation is £2 for each person taking part and the funds raised would go to the hospice to support the high quality care given to patients. The Hospice relies on 86% of its funds coming from the community in order that it can continue providing vital care for patients. Everyone at St Peter & St James is always grateful to its community for the support and generosity it receives.

Carolyn Robinson, Donor Relationship Manager at St Peter & St James Hospice, said, “Sometimes it’s fun to dare to do something a little different and last year we had plenty of photos of supporters wearing all shades of greens and yellows participating in our Go Green and Yellow Day. It also helped raise several hundred pounds for the hospice. We were delighted with the support. If you dare to wear yellows and greens to help the hospice…we would love to hear from you.”

If you work for, or manage, a business and would like to be involved in supporting the work of the Hospice through fundraising, please email fundraising@stpeter-stjames.org.uk or call 01444 471598.

For further information: Jo Carr on 01444 471598

Hospice Care Week 2015 – Connecting Care

St Peter & St James Hospice will be adding its voice to more than 100 other hospices across the UK to explore the theme of Connecting Care for Hospice Care Week 2015 (5-11 October).

The aim is simple. Hospices offer amazing support both in and outside of hospice buildings and St Peter & St James wants to raise awareness of all aspects of hospice care to as many people as possible. Hospice Care Week provides the perfect opportunity to do this with World Hospice Day and Palliative Care Day taking place on Saturday 10 October.

Along with other hospices in Sussex, members of staff from St Peter & St James will be on BBC Radio Sussex – 95.3 FM throughout the week, at 5.40pm, talking about what services they provide and how hospices connect the care. On Wednesday, a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the hospice will be talking about going above and beyond with the care provided. With 90% of St Peter & St James’ care taking place in the community, everyone at the Hospice would like more people to know about how they can help people and to invite patients to use the new Beacon View Wellbeing Centre.

Michelle Miles, Clinical Nurse Specialist, at St Peter & St James, said, “I’m pleased to have the opportunity of being on the radio to reach so many people. During the programme, I’ll be talking about hospice care and how small things can really make a difference. With this year’s theme for Hospice Care Week being about connecting care, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to reach out to all our community, so making more people aware of the excellent level of care we provide.”

People who do not know a lot about hospice care may be surprised that so much of it takes place in patient’s homes, or that many people are discharged from hospices after short stays so that they can live at home with support from hospice teams. Even fewer people may know about hospice

staff and volunteers going the extra mile to add life to days, the range of therapies that enrich the lives of people receiving end of life care, or the important role that hospices play in supporting and educating staff and volunteers in other settings beyond hospices, including care homes and hospitals.

Everyone at St Peter & St James Hospice would like to thank the community for taking part in the awareness week and for their generosity. Over 86% of funding comes from the community and the Hospice is always grateful for support from individuals and businesses.

To learn more about Hospice Care Week, visit www.hospicecareweek.org.

Members of staff from last year’s event.

About St Peter & St James Hospice & Continuing Care Centre

Our mission –

We will support you and those important to you to live well towards the end of life by giving compassion, hope and quality care.

Our vision –

We want to make a positive difference to the experience of everybody in our community who faces death or bereavement, by offering choice and support through our expert care, knowledge and understanding.

Our values

Nurturing – care for whole families and each other

Professional – strive for excellence, learn from our mistakes and celebrate success

Unified – work as one team with one vision

Transparent – act with integrity and honesty at all times

Empowering – encourage innovation, support personal and organisational development

We care for patients from Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Uckfield and the surrounding villages. Last year, we provided care for more than 600 patients and their families. All of our Hospice services are free of charge and we receive less than 14% of our funding from the Government. This means we rely on our local community for providing 86% of our funding and have to raise more than £2.6 million every year through fundraising. That’s £7,200 every single day.

If you are interested in working or volunteering at St Peter & St James, please contact Human Resources on 01444 471598 or visit www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk.

Website: www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk
Email: fundraising@stpeter-stjames.org.uk