Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
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.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
A local charity is calling on fans of cycling, and those who have always wanted to have a go, to put their foot to the pedal and take on a new challenge.
Prospect Hospice has the perfect opportunity for those wishing to take on a challenge this November as they set out the second stage of their Ironman Challenge.
Supporters are being asked to cycle 100 miles for the hospice and raise vital funds to help care for local people who need specialist end of life care. For keen cyclists this could be done in one go but for those who are less experienced on a bike, this could be done in smaller chunks throughout the month.
Janet Kelly has supported the hospice through the Wroughton Silver Band and wanted to challenge herself by signing up to the Ironman Challenge. Out of the three activities, the cycle event will be her biggest challenge and she said: “I haven’t ridden a bike since I was 12 years old, so I’m hoping the saying ‘it’s like riding a bike’ is true and it all comes back to me when I sit in the saddle.”
Janet plans to get out on her bike as often as she can to do a few miles each time and she’s hoping to do 50 miles on cycle tracks and the other 50 miles at home on her exercise bike.
Sally Langheim, challenge events fundraiser at Prospect Hospice, said: “Opportunities for us to fundraise have been significantly impacted due to the ongoing pandemic, however this cycle challenge is easily accessible for riders of all abilities and the whole family can join in.
“Whether you’re a fair weather cyclist, a family looking for a fun day out or an avid rider looking for a new challenge, ‘Cycle Your Way’ is the event for you. You don’t even have to leave your own home and could even complete some or all of this challenge on your exercise bike at home like Janet.”
Every penny raised from sponsorship by take part in this event will enable Prospect Hospice to help local people living with life limiting illness to live well and die with dignity and choice. Every donation will also help the charity provide support to family members, including children, who may need support at a very difficult time in their lives.
Those who have completed the charity’s Marathon Your Way event, to run a marathon throughout October, and then complete this event, will have only one activity left to complete the Ironman Triathlon – A Swim Your Way in December.
Registration costs just £10 for adults and £5 each for children and all those who take part will be rewarded with an exclusive medal at the end as a thank you for raising much needed money at this time.
To find out more about the challenge and to sign up, click here
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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