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 delivered free of charge and 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.
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 and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
If you’d like to support our work and help those in your local community who need vital end of life care, click below to find out how you can make a regular donation to help support local people with a terminal illness.
We are a local charity that relies on our community for funding. It is because of our local community that we are able to support over 2,000 people a year in our local community.
It’s because of you, our dedicated supporters who raise millions of pounds a year between you, that we’re able to provide outstanding end of life care in Swindon, north east Wiltshire, Fairford and Lechlade.
Because of you, local people are supported as they learn to live with a terminal illness. Because of you, local people receive outstanding care at the end of their lives. Because of you, families are not on their own when a loved one dies.
Over the last three years, a global pandemic has tried to stop us all but, because of you and your continued support of the hospice, we’ve still been here to support those who need us, ensuring everyone we care for experiences a good death, in the place they want to die, surrounded by those who they love. But without greater support we know we will have to reduce our services, and be able to help less patients and their families.
At the end of her husband Ashley’s life, Prospect Hospice ensured that Nancy could remain his wife, rather than his carer. Here she explains how important the charity was for them in ensuring Ashley experienced the death he wanted.
“Prospect Hospice was marvellous in sorting out the practical things I needed, and arranged for me to have a short hospital bed so it could fit in our room and a new wheelchair, fitted with special supports. That meant I could not only get out of bed, but also get comfortable in the wheelchair to sit in the front room and even go out to Coate Water with my daughter. It has also meant that I can remain in my own home, which is what I want.” Linda Davis
Because of you, thousands of local people like Linda are cared for and supported by the hospice each year and each of their experiences are as unique as they are. Our care is tailored around what matters to our patients ensuring that we treat the person and not the illness.
Below, some of our patients and their loved ones have shared their stories so you can see what our care meant to them.
Each year it cost the hospice £7.5million to be able to care for our patients and all of this is delivered free of charge to those who need our support. As a community, you fund 75% of this cost raising an incredible £5.5million each year to help support those at the end of their lives. Without you, we simply wouldn’t be there for people like Colleen, Linda, and all the others we support.
A small, regular donation each month from you can help us achieve a lot for those living will a terminal illness.
Your contribution of £5 per month (£60 per year) could pay for:
Your contribution of £10 per month (£120 per year) could pay for:
Your contribution of £50 per month (£600 per year) could pay for:
Mel Buckley is team leader of Prospect Hospice’s single point of contact team, the first point of call for accessing our services. These excerpts from her diary give a small insight into her week.
For her 80th birthday, our wonderful volunteer Audrey is going to strap herself to the top of a plane and wing-walk – all in aid of raising vital funds for the hospice.
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