Last year, Christmas was not the one we wanted. Not the one we would have chosen. To keep each other safe, many of us spent this time apart from our loved ones and went without those traditions that make our Christmas feel special. Meaning this year, having a Christmas of Choice is more important than ever.

For people and their families receiving end of life care, choice is one of the most important things our Hospice team can offer. Every day of the year – not just at Christmas, our care is about those special things, it’s about memory making and spending precious time together.  And none of that would be possible without you.

 

“It’s the small things that can make a big difference for a patient. And that gives memories their family will treasure.  We will do whatever we can to support someone’s wishes.”

Sometimes it’s about our team knowing when to do something unexpected. There was one man whose sons came to visit him at the Hospice. The three of them used to go down to the pub together to watch the football, and a nurse overheard them saying ‘we wish we knew the last time we were all at the pub together was going to be the last time’. The nurse knew exactly what to do. She went off and came back with the drinks trolley and handed a beer to each of them whilst finding a football match on the telly.

Will you please make a gift of £29 this Christmas to help more families get the Christmas of their Choice?

£29 could fund a whole hour of support to focus on the little things that mean the most to those we care for.

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