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  • I believe in the work that you do
  • In response to an event or activity
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  • In memory of a loved one
  • Because of a current experience of Saint Francis Hospice care

Each month your £5 could pay for a meal for a patient or their loved one


Each month your £10 could pay for art materials for bereaved children


Each month your £25 could pay for 1 hour of special care on our ward

Rose and Sarah

£22 could pay to keep all Hospice services running for one more minute

Connie with Dena

£25 could pay for one hour of special care on our ward 


£54 could pay for a home visit from a specialist Hospice nurse

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Sponsor a Nurse today and help people like Fred

Fred was living with bowel cancer and a chronic neurological condition. Before the Hospice became involved, Fred felt alone. But with the Hospice behind him, he felt listened to and received the care he needed. 

We were able to care for him in the comfort of his own home, thanks to the generous donations of our supporters. With only 28% of our funding coming from the NHS, your support is vital so people like Fred can continue to receive the care they need at the end of their lives.

Help us care for people who urgently need us

Our nurses need your support so they can be there for more dying people, giving the care they need at the end of their lives. 

To support the increased demand for our hospice care, we will need to provide more nurses in your local community. Help them continue with their work.

Connie with Dena
Ward Nurse Sam with a patient
nurse and patient
CNS Janna Hughes with Frederick Monk 2

Hear from our nurses and care team


Julie Bateman

Julie tells us why community nursing is such an important service to local people.

nurse and patient

Tahnee Howard

Tahnee's passion for palliative and end of live care at Saint Francis Hospice.

Christine Ezediuno heart

Christine Ezediuno

A diverse workforce helps us improve the care we give to our patients.

Claire Smart with Tony Enifer cropped

Claire Smart

Claire's focus is on the therapies that improve people's quality of life.

How we used your donations to care in 2020 to 2021

Increased demand

Across all services, the number of patients cared for increased by 11.8% between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021.

Ward admissions

There was a 7.5% increase in ward admissions at the hospice despite periods when beds were not available due to Covid.

Phone support

1,256 lonely and isolated people were supported by our OrangeLine telephone service in our local community.

Hospice at home

Our Hospice at Home nurses and care teams made 4,537 home visits to 585 people and their families in the last few days of their life.

Family support

The Family Support Team supported 192 people, with a further 513 people (including 76 children) who
received counselling.

"A heartfelt thank you to all at Saint Francis Hospice and Hospice at Home nurses for the care and kindness shown to my husband. The support and kindness shown to me and my daughters at such a sad and difficult time was invaluable.

 "A special thank you to the two nurses from Hospice at Home who came and assessed his condition and then made all the arrangements to take him into the Hospice. Their actions made his last days comfortable for him and bearable for all the family."