Sue Ryder - Leckhampton Court Hospice

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Leckhampton Court Hospice
Church Road
Leckhampton
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 0QJ

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Sue Ryder launches emergency appeal to save its hospices

Cheltenham

Charity is a front-line support service in the fight against Coronavirus yet is on the brink of closure

Sue Ryder, the national healthcare charity, is launching an emergency appeal to save its end of life services.

The charity runs Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, which is Gloucestershire’s only inpatient unit for specialist palliative care. Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice provides care for people with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.

Before the Coronavirus struck, statutory funding only covered approximately one third of the costs involved in running the charity’s end of life care. Sue Ryder bridged that gap with fundraising efforts and income from its 450 shops nationwide. With fundraising events now cancelled and its shops closed, the charity has a matter of months before it will have to close its hospices and hospice at home services across the country.

Sue Ryder will have a funding gap of £12 million over the next three months. Without immediate financial support, the critical end of life care that Sue Ryder provides to thousands of families each year will cease.

The funding shortfall comes at a time when the NHS is relying on Sue Ryder to support them in caring for thousands of families as part of the fight against COVID-19.  The charity continues to plead with the Government for emergency funding, but in desperation has now turned to the public in a bid to save its hospices.

Heidi Travis, Chief Executive at Sue Ryder, said:

“We have been calling on the Government to support us but no funding has materialised.

“The country will lose its hospices at a time when they are needed most.

“This is a plea and no less, we cannot wait any longer.

“Our doctors and nurses are working night and day to provide end of life care to more people now and in the coming weeks, than ever before.

“We are a critical front-line support service in the fight against Coronavirus yet we are on the brink of closure.

“We are all facing something we have never faced before and we are asking the public to give whatever you can afford to help us to help those who need it most.”

 

Please donate at www.sueryder.org/donate

 

About Sue Ryder:

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.

In order to continue to provide and develop our services and expert care we rely predominantly on income from our charity shops, fundraising activities and donations from members of the public.

For more information please visit sueryder.org

 

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