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Prospect Hospice only exists because of you and your generous donations

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.

Click here to set up a regular gift Click here to make a one off donation

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 for 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 two 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.

Because of you, we were there for Ashley and Nancy

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 experience the death he wanted.

Because of you... Linda could stay at home

“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

Click here to read Linda's story

Help us care for others like Linda

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.

Because of you...

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:

  • A community nurse to visit three patients in their own home, providing much needed care and support.
  • Six 30 minute sessions with one of highly skilled physiotherapists.
  • Four hours of counselling by our bereavement team, giving guidance and support to patients’ loved ones.
  • Three hours of support by our highly qualified social workers, who deliver much need assistance to patients and their families.
  • One of our Prospect@Home team to spend six hours providing support to patients and their families in their own home, bringing personalised care to our patients and delivering much needed help to their families and loved ones.

Your contribution of £10 per month (£120 per year) could pay for:

  • Double the amounts of those items listed above plus;
  • A night sit by one of our Prospect@Home team, who will provide 12 hours of dedicated care overnight in a patients own home. This enables their families to get some well-earned rest safe in the knowledge their loved ones are being well cared for.
  • A registered nurse’s shift on our inpatient unit, providing specialist care for up to six patients.

Your contribution of £50 per month (£600 per year) could pay for:

  • Multiples of the above plus;
  • 30 sessions (one hour each) for our specialist frailty therapist to support patients to live their best lives safely and cared for.
  • Us to resource our advice line for a week (35 hours) with a specialist clinical nurse, providing our community with advice, support and care when they need it.

How we spend your donations...

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.

Click here to read Mel's diary

Prospect Hospice only exists because of you and your generous donations

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.

Click here to set up a regular gift Click here to make a one off donation
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