The Big Give Christmas Challenge!
*** UPDATE We've hit our target in record time and matched funding has now run out! Thank you to everyone who has supported us. ***
With your help we've raised £34,282 which has been doubled to £65,152 through the Big Give initiative. This will help fund 10 days of vital patient care starting from 24 December to 2 January 2022.
Donations can no longer be doubled on the Big Give website. But if you've been touched by Ursula's Story, you can still make a donation to our appeal via our website here.
Thank you for helping us to make a difference every hour of every day caring for patients and their families at home this Christmas.
With your help we aimed to raise £30,870 from donations which would be doubled to £61,740 through the Big Give initiative. Starting on #GivingTuesday, November 30th, we raised 32k in just three days. Every donation made during this week has been doubled!
Ursula (pictured) was cared for by our hospice at home team in her final days. In gratitude for the high-standard of care we provided, her brother, Robert, has shared her story to support our Big Give campaign this Christmas. Watch our video here as Robert talks about the difference it made to him and his sister, Ursula, to have the support of the Rennie Grove nurses when her breast cancer became terminal last year.
Robert says during the last months of his sister’s life, hardly a day went by when he didn’t see or talk to the hospice at home nurses, and having that level of specialist support “was everything” to him and his family. It meant they could be “present every second” and his sister could be safe and comfortable at home, surrounded by love, kindness and warmth until the end. He describes how he and Ursula spent quality time together during her final days, talking, watching TV, eating ice cream, sometimes just holding hands – like the “two best friends” they were.