A HOSPICE charity is appealing to the community for support during the covid crisis.
Shipston Home Nursing is raising awareness of its work caring for terminally ill adults who wish to spend the last few weeks in the comfort of their homes.
The hospice at home charity is providing free nursing care for around 150 patients this year – an increase of 25 per cent compared to 2019.
A large proportion of the cost of this care is funded by supporters and, in normal times, a full calendar of fundraising events.
But as most of these events have been cancelled, the charity’s income has suffered.
Executive director Andrew Revell said: “Like so many other charities 2020 has been extremely challenging. We have nursed more patients and have seen an increase in those wishing to die at home, as they worry about covid restrictions preventing them from seeing families and friends at the end of their lives.
“In this uncertain environment, with an increased demand for our services and reduced income, the charity needs to be able plan with confidence to ensure that we can continue to care for everyone who needs us, and this is why we are asking for our community’s help by setting up a regular monthly donation to ensure that Shipston Home Nursing is sustainable for the foreseeable future.”
Visit www.shipstonhomenursing.co.uk for donation details.