Help St Clare Hospice Go The Extra Mile: Fundraising Appeal

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Help St Clare go the extra mile for people living with a terminal illness in West Essex and East Hertfordshire

For people who are living with a terminal illness, the road laid out in front of them is never easy. It can be difficult and overwhelming.

When your life suddenly veers off course, St Clare is here to help you navigate the twists and turns that lie ahead as you face the challenges of being diagnosed with a condition that can’t be cured – including MND, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, heart failure, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease & more.

I want to donate and help St Clare go the extra mile

Why St Clare need your help

Victoria Martinez, Hospice at Home healthcare assistant

Although our Inpatient Unit is based in Hastingwood, our caring work takes us far and wide across Harlow, Epping Forest, Uttlesford, Bishop’s Stortford and Sawbridgeworth – a largely rural area that covers almost 400 square miles.

Every week we travel hundreds of miles, bringing our skilled and compassionate care directly into people’s homes and communities. But as a charity, keeping our nurses, healthcare assistants and therapists on the road comes with a cost. And with our running costs and prices, such as petrol, remaining high, we need your help more than ever before.

By donating £30, you could give a patient their wish of being cared for at home by helping filling up a nurse’s car with petrol.

Help a St Clare nurse fill up their car with petrol

How your gifts to St Clare make a difference

Group family shot of a man named Bob and his fiancée Emma and two children.
Bob, his fiancée Emma and two children

Recently, we’ve been caring for Bob, his fiancée Emma and their children. Bob has small cell Stage 4 lung cancer and now that he can’t drive due to his deteriorating health, we’ve been supporting him and his family at home.

Victoria, a Hospice at Home healthcare assistant, visits people like Bob to help with personal and social care, including washing and dressing. Victoria and the rest of the St Clare team are dedicated to making people feel safe and cared for in their own home.

“Nothing fills me with a greater sense of pride and purpose than being able to give a patient our tender, personalised care in the place where they feel safe and comforted with their loved ones close by. Supporting our patients to die with dignity and in peace, surrounded by the people who love them is what motivates our staff to go the extra mile.” – Victoria, Hospice at Home healthcare assistant.

Make a donation to ensure Victoria and the St Clare team can visit families like Bob’s

Make a gift to ensure St Clare can continue to go the extra mile