Mary Stevens Hospice Capital Appeal
In Spring 2017, we are hoping to break ground on the biggest project we have ever undertaken.
Currently the Bradbury Day Unit here at the Hospice is full to capacity, every single day.
There are families in the Dudley Borough who require our support, and the use of our services while battling the impacts of a life-limiting illness, and it is our mission to help as many of those families as we possibly can.
Since the hospice opened 25 years ago, the number of people who rely on our help has increased dramatically. In the last 10 years alone, Day Unit attendances have almost doubled, from 2,282 in 2005 to 4,244 in 2015 and many of our patients now also have highly complex needs.
We know that there are even more people out there who would benefit from our help, with ever-more complicated conditions. It is this demand which has prompted our decision to launch this capital appeal.
If we are able to raise the money, we will be able to increase the capacity of the Day Unit by 87% and open 7-days a week, which will allow more families and loved ones to benefit from our care when they need it most.
As well as the necessary expansion of the day unit, we are also planning to build new and improved family accommodation, which will allow loved ones and family members to stay here at the Hospice, offering an element of normality in circumstances which can often be anything but.
We will also build much improved child bereavement facilities and services; better counselling, consulting and complimentary therapy rooms; as well as the provision of improved learning, education and research facilities where we can substantially increase the numbers of NHS and Care Home staff to whom we provide specialist training in palliative and end-of-life care; ensuring the quality of our care is extended to all who need it.
As you can see, there’s a lot of work to do. However the overwhelming support of our community makes us optimistic that we will reach our target, and enable us to break ground in Spring 2017.
The easiest way to get involved and support the project is to attend some of our events, take on your own fundraising challenges or make a donation to the cause through our offical online fundraising partners, Givepenny.
However, we are also offering numerous opportunities to sponsor sections of the build or elements of the new unit. If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Alex Winstanley on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01384 377 778.
We are also very grateful for any donations of time, skills and expertise. This project will be a huge undertaking, and we’ll need to consider everything from the correct foundations on which to build such a facility, all the way up to what kind of fridge would be best for our new on-site family apartment.
So if you would like to get involved in the project in any way then we’d be delighted to hear from you. Again, the best person to speak to in the first instance will be Alex Winstanley, so please feel free to call us on 01384 377 778 or email email@example.com
Again, if you would like to donate to the capital appeal then the easiest way to do that is via the following link:
Thank you, as ever, for your continued support. You make our work possible, and for that we are eternally grateful.