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.
Thank you to every single one of you who has taken part in this years’ Prospect Hospice spring raffle. 13 lucky winners were drawn on Friday 27 March and the winners are:
1st prize of £3,000: 105200 – Broad Town winner
2nd prize of £1,000: 106593 – Wroughton winner
3rd prize of £500: 105736 – Royal Wootton Bassett Winner
118144, 065069, 057233, 014498, 061362,
138548, 082001, 009964, 106297, 067953.
Thank you also to IMAGINE Cruising® who donated our prizes which means that each ticket that was purchased goes towards making a huge difference to the care and support we provide to the patients and their families in the local community, as it did for Julia (read her story below).
Thank you once again for your fantastic support.
Six months ago, Mum and I popped into our local Prospect Hospice shop in Wroughton and one of the volunteers asked if we’d like to buy some raffle tickets. Mum has Lewy body dementia and going to the charity shop on her Zimmer frame is one of her absolute favourite things to do. So we bought some tickets (and too many other things). But I didn’t think about it much – until they called to tell me I’d won £3,000!
It’s wonderful to win some money (no doubt the shop will be getting some back!), but it’s even more special for me, because every penny helps the hospice. It’s an uplifting, lovely place – full of delightful people. And I know, from my own experience how fantastic it is; having recovered from breast cancer in 2018 and having a further episode of cancer to overcome now.
When I had breast cancer, I’d been going to see the lymphedema nurses at Prospect Hospice. They not only helped me practically, but also emotionally to cope with what was happening. And, of course I told Mum, who lives with us, about their work which was reassuring for her too. Winning this prize means that when I’m finished with this latest round of chemo and radiotherapy in the summer, I can take Mum on her dream holiday – all the way to the fjords in Norway. It’ll be such an amazing trip, and as soon as we are both well enough, (Mum has been in hospital at Christmas) we will start planning!
And in 2020, there will be more people like me, more families like mine, who need their special care to ease the stress and pain of a life-limiting illness. So, if you felt able to give just a little more, your gift will make a huge difference – I can promise you.
The care we offer to patients and their families costs over £8.4m every year, seventy-two percent of this is raised through the support of our community. Read more about our amazing supporters.
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