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Sue Ryder forced to launch its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020
National healthcare charity Sue Ryder which runs Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice in Gloucestershire is launching its second urgent fundraising appeal of 2020.
The charity is experiencing a £2million a month shortfall, whilst its doctors and nurses continue to play a vital part in the Coronavirus effort.
Sue Ryder is appealing to the people of Gloucestershire to support its urgent fundraising campaign ‘We can’t stop’ so that Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice can continue to provide the expert and compassionate end of life care it is so well known for.
Sue Ryder Nurses and care teams (pictured) have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to continue giving their expert and compassionate palliative care to local families at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice (also pictured). This winter, they want to continue giving this vital care, whilst continuing to relieve pressure on the NHS, but to do so the Sue Ryder charity needs to urgently secure more funding.
Hospice Director for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, Elise Hoadley, said:
“Coronavirus has hit us hard. We received a wonderful response from our supporters to our emergency appeal earlier in the year. This, paired with the emergency funding that we received from the government, covered our funding shortfall until the end of June 2020.
“Unfortunately however, our struggle continues. Our fundraising events remain cancelled for the rest of this year and our high street shops have now closed for a second time.
“As we head into the winter months and coronavirus cases continue to rise we are expecting an increase in people needing end of life care.
“None of us expected this pandemic to go on for so long and clearly a monthly shortfall of £2 million is unsustainable for any charity, which is why we need to ask the public to help us.
“Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is playing a vital part in the Coronavirus effort – all of the staff here want to use their skills, expertise and experience to help patients and their families in the months ahead as well continue to relieve the pressure on the NHS. However, in order to keep our services running through the winter and beyond we urgently need to secure more funding now.
“We know that times are tough for everybody at the moment, so please be reassured that every bit really does help and thank you very much from all of us.”
About Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice:
Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice is the only palliative care inpatient unit in Gloucestershire and provides expert palliative care and support for people who are living with a life-limiting condition, as well as supporting their families.
Our 16-bed hospice is surrounded by beautiful, tranquil countryside which complements the specialist care and support we give to those with life-limiting conditions and their families.
In addition to our inpatient unit, our day hospice service supports people living with long term conditions virtually so they can remain safe and independent at home. We also offer a Hospice at Home service for people in the local community who prefer to receive palliative care at home.
Our expert team includes doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers. They all work seamlessly together to support people through the most difficult times of their lives.
Whether somebody is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, we’re there when it matters. Sue Ryder staff and volunteers provide people with the compassion and expert care they need, to help them live the best life they can.
Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice (credit Roger Bracewell)
Sue Ryder - Leckhampton Court Hospice
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