Covid-19 is affecting us all but Prospect Hospice remains operational in order to support the increasing number of our community needing end of life support. Here you'll find lots of information about the virus and information and advice that we think will help you at this time.
Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it, free of charge.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated.
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis the hospice has had to cancel or postpone our fundraising events, close our shops and our supporters have also had to cancel their planned fundraising activity. Because of this, we estimate that the hospice will lose around £2million in funding over the coming months. Funding that is vital to ensure we can be there for local people who need us.
Even during this time, our nurses, doctors, therapists, family support team and other specialist clinical staff are still supporting patients and their family, but we need your support to help us do this.
If you missed out on the nationwide 2.6 challenge in April that was helping to raise money for charities, don’t panic, because we are giving you the opportunity to still support us in a similar way and help raise money for Prospect Hospice.
To mark our 40th anniversary this year, we are introducing the 40 Challenge.
There are many ways you can challenge yourself, even in the current climate, whether it reflects your love of baking and you make 40 cupcakes for friends and family, or if you prefer the outdoors and you want to cycle 40 miles or perhaps you want to have some fun and make 40 different types of paper flower for your household.
However you would like to fundraise for the hospice, we ask you to join our 40 challenge, hosted over the next 40 days, giving you plenty of time to come up with your challenge and complete it.
Below we’ve listed some suggestions that may help inspire you and make it your own. It really is up to you and you can chose any challenge you like, however you want to do it, the only rules are that the number needs to be a variant of 40 so you could chose 4.0 miles, 40 reps, 400 meters or even 4,000 of something!
All you need to do is sign up here and let all your family and friends know about it so they can support you in completing your challenge and help raise money for Prospect Hospice.
40 Challenge ideas
Online gaming ideas
Virtual event ideas
Now we’re doing everything virtually, you could try live streaming one of the following on social media and ask friends and family to make a donation to take part.
Something a little different
Amy is our events and community manager in our fundraising team. We love her enthusiasm and energy that keeps us all encouraged and ambitious with our fundraising events and campaigns. Because of this we asked her to film a short video letting you know more about The 40 Challenge which we’ve created to not only celebrate our 40th year, but also to raise funds that are needed more than ever.
Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web