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.
Broome Manor Golf Club ladies captain Sharon O’Neill is supporting the hospice’s Thanks a Million after her sister-in-law Claire was cared for at the end of her life.
Sharon said: “Claire had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, and was nearing the end of her life. Her husband Paul had her at home, before she went into Prospect Hospice.
“It was absolutely amazing in there – it didn’t feel like an end-of-life facility at all. It felt more like a five-star private hospital, but with really specialist care. It didn’t feel gloomy or sad, but a really nice place for Claire to be. She could be wheeled out into the lovely garden there – Paul even brought their cat in to see her. My husband Brendan, Claire’s brother, used to have to visit pretty late in the evening, around 9.30pm, but that was never an issue at all.
“All those things might seem like small things, but they were actually really important and made Claire’s last days as good as they could be. It was hard for everyone – she was only 44 when she died and their sons were just 15 and 18 at the time – so the fact that Claire and the family were so well cared about really helped.
“I’m Swindon born and bred, and Prospect Hospice has always been my charity of choice but, having seen how amazing they were with Claire, I have felt driven to fundraise ever since. Funnily enough, a month after Claire died, I won the Prospect Hospice lottery – it felt like fate, somehow.
“We are all so, so lucky to have Prospect Hospice in Swindon. It’s not only free for everyone, but the standard of care and the consideration patients and their families get is fantastic. Not every area in the country has a community hospice like we have, so we should never take it for granted.
“Now that Prospect Hospice is running the Thanks a Million 36-hour fundraiser, I’m hoping that people will log on and donate what they can. I’m going to be ladies’ captain of Broome Manor Golf Club in 2021/22, so I’ll be hosting my own fundraising page and urging our ladies to support this brilliant amenity we have in Swindon.”
To find out more about Thanks a Million and donate in support of the hospice, 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