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.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
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.
Following an overwhelming number of donations of items received over the last few weeks, a local charity has had to make the decision to temporarily pause its donation stations.
Prospect Hospice has received thousands of donations of goods since it opened its donation stations in July and has already had to pause them once before due to the volume received. Its shops and distribution centre are now full with items to sell and the team now needs time to sort these, after their period of quarantine.
Victoria Canavan, head of retail at Prospect Hospice said; “When we opened our donation stations on back in June we had no idea how well they would be supported and it’s been heart-warming to see just how much people want to support the hospice at this time. When we paused our donation stations in July, again we didn’t know if people would come back but the ongoing support has been incredible. We now need to take some time to safely sort these donations and get these to our shops and out for sale.
“We very much hope to be able to open our donation stations again soon and we’re looking at ways we can make this more flexible and convenient for our donors.”
The hospice’s distribution centre team is now working hard to sort through all the donations received so far and get these out to the charity’s shops around Swindon and north east Wiltshire over the coming weeks. They have thousands of items to sort through and this is also being done in line with government safety guidelines which includes placing all donated items in quarantine for 72 hours.
Ms Canavan continued: “We will let supporters know as soon as we are able to accept pre-loved goods again but anyone who has items of furniture they would like to donate can still do this using our furniture booking system by calling us on 01793 813362.
“I would like to thank everyone for their patience in keeping hold of their items for just a little bit longer. Thank you as well to everyone who has already donated so far for your extraordinary support of Prospect Hospice at this time.”
Thanks to generous supporters there are now even more bargains to be had as hospice shops and end of season sales have also now begun. To find out more about hospice shops, 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