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Make a major gift

Your generosity will make a significant impact on the care we provide for our patients and their families. As individual philanthropists, grant-making trusts and foundations, you play a pivotal role in funding our work. 

Make an extraordinary impact locally

Our ambition is to develop and extend our services to meet the demand. We often have a waiting list for our beds on the Hospice ward. With an ageing population and medical advances, people are living much longer with increasingly complex medical and care needs. But with only a small percentage of our funding coming from the NHS, to meet this increasing demand, we need your help.

If you are a trustee or have links with a charitable trust, foundation or other voluntary funding body, or would personally like to make a difference to people in our community, please help us.

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Jacob painting
Rose and Sarah

Contact us about your trust or foundation

Your trust or foundation can help make sure that patients and their loved ones

are embraced by experienced professionals devoted to making their life the best it can be.

"Knowing we are helping other people has given us a meaning to keep going."

Ria was 23 when she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour. She raised £170,000 to get specialist immunotherapy treatment in Germany, but sadly, she became too unwell to finish the treatment and died aged 25. 

Her sister Kaz said, "When Ria died we wanted the money to go to places that helped Ria and Saint Francis Hospice was one of those places. It's wonderful to know more patients and families like us will benefit from the improvements to the garden."

Read Ria's story

Major gifts have had a significant impact on our patients and their families

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Kelvin Haddow

"I have found new friends, optimism, calmness and care."

Moira Lewis and sons

Shaun Lewis

"Your staff didn't just nurse mum, but genuinely cared .."

left to right - Sulaiman, Nasreen, Nabeel, Safiyya and Samir


"Saint Francis Hospice is such a beautiful place."

Tily Hallett

Tily Hallett

"In art therapy I draw pictures of Grandad and I put them in a folder..."

Mimi Franklin

Mimi Franklin

"I know that when I die, I will have done my bit and lived a wonderful life."


Could pay for supplies for our Hospice at Home team for a year


Could buy a bed for the ward (we need to buy 12 over 3 years)


Would pay for all Hospice services for a day

Rose and Sarah

Speak to our team

If you would like to make a major gift, or talk to us about other ways you can support us, get in touch and a member of the team would be delighted to talk to you.