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The Big Stay Awake

February 15 - February 21

Could you give up a night’s sleep to help raise vital funds for the Hospice?

Do you love your sleep, or are you someone who counts sheep most nights before you drift off!  Either way would you give it up for just one night to help raise funds for our Hospice at Home Service.

We want to shine a light on the incredible work our Health Care Assistant’s do, supporting patients and their carer’s at home, normally sitting with them overnight to make sure the carer can get some much needed rest and a good nights sleep, secure in the knowledge that their loved one is being well looked after.

The service is generally provided when patients are nearing the end of life, when carers are in crisis, when patients have uncontrolled symptoms or have been rapidly discharged from hospital, therefore it is a fundamental and much relied upon aspect of the Hospice’s services.

Be part of the Hospice’s first Big Stay Awake!

Registration is free and pledge to give up one night’s sleep between the 15th and 21st February 2021, just like our Health Care Assistants do most nights.  Any sponsorship you raise will help us continue to provide this service and help prevent carer crisis.

You can do your stay awake however you want.  Why not arrange a movie marathon or binge watch your favourite box sets on Netflix.

However, you choose to do yours, make sure it’s safe and within the government guidelines.

We can give you hints and tips on how to maximise your fundraising and help raise as many hours of Hospice at Home Care as possible!

Last year it cost £154,186 to provide our Hospice at Home Service

On average a night shift is 9 hours long – which costs £112.23 – this works out at £12.47 per hour.

Could you give up one night’s sleep and see how many hours of Hospice at Home support you could raise in sponsorship!

Incentive Prize!!!

We want to reward you for your fundraising efforts and so all those who manage to raise £112.23 or more will be entered into a draw to win £200 of vouchers to put towards an overnight stay at a luxury hotel!!

The difference your support will make:

The demand for our Hospice at Home Service has continued to grow year on year and during the beginning of the pandemic there was an even greater need for the service, following a reduction in Social Care packages of care especially for people not living alone.  This put a lot of pressure on family carers in our community due to the intensity of the lock-down.

We endeavoured to deliver a business-as-usual service whilst seeing an uplift in demand as we tried to stop carer and patient crisis.

This is the difference the service makes to our patients and their carers.

“The night sitters that cared for mum overnight when she was extremely poorly and vulnerable were invaluable for both of us” (29/4/20, Relative)

“The whole family felt the kindness and love from your staff and the generosity in providing a bed and overnight care for her during her last days” (28/8/20 Relative)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Start:
February 15
End:
February 21