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Can you help Hospice at Home in these difficult times?

Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland are still providing vital care and support to patients in their own homes during this difficult time for our nation. However, they require additional PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and are asking the local community for their help.

Does your business or a business you know use PPE? Could you donate supplies to Hospice at Home? The Charity is in desperate need of, Disposable Gowns, Hand Sanitiser (must be higher than 60% alcohol), Medium Gloves (non-latex) and Face Masks with filters.

If you have stock or access stock of the above items please email Edmondson Elizabeth – [email protected] and collection will be arranged. The Charity would like to thank everyone who has responded to this ask to date.

Fiona Stobart, CEO for the organisation, said “Thank you to everyone who is supporting Hospice at Home during this period of uncertainty. Our main priority is keeping staff, service users and volunteers as safe as possible and we are constantly reviewing our working plans and procedures. Our nursing service is still in operation; however, some services will continue with telephone support only.

With the additional restrictions this has caused increasing difficulties for us whether at work or with our families. Separation from extended members of the family or indeed those very close to us is probably the worst of these difficulties. Hospice at Home is continuing to care for patients, and all staff are working very hard to achieve this.”

Many fundraising events have been postponed; however, other income generation ideas are being initiated and members of the community are encouraged to support if they can. The Charity launched its first Virtual Flag Day last week, and has been delighted with the initial response from generous donors (www.justgiving.com/campaign/virtual-flagday). Other initiatives include creating a Regular Giving contribution via the organisation’s website (www.hospiceathome.co.uk/regular-giving/) and an Easter Egg Colouring Competition, to encourage creativity and raise a smile in these difficult times (www.hospiceathome.co.uk/product/easter-egg-competition/).

Fiona added “I would be grateful for your continued support as we head into unchartered waters. Further updates will be shared on our website and social media pages in due course.”

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