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.
At Prospect Hospice, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic community of supporters who take on challenges to help us provide free end of life care for more than 1,700 patients and their families – every single year.
Hope Russell will take on the Paris Marathon in April to help raise funds for the hospice as we are currently supporting her uncle. We caught up with Hope to find out why supporting the hospice is important to her, and why she chose to take on the challenge.
What challenge are you taking on?
I am undertaking the huge but very exciting challenge of running 26.2 miles at the Paris Marathon on the 7th of April 2024.
What motivated you to support Prospect Hospice?
So, my Uncle Ian is in your care after being diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Cancer NETs in 2016. Recently, he has received specialist care to help with things such as pain management and support from the hospice, and not only him, but my auntie also has been supported by the nurses. Even though I’ve never visited the hospice, I just wanted to help a charity that is close to my heart by raising funds and awareness of the wonderful work you do.
What appealed to you about taking on this challenge?
I’ve never done a marathon before but my uncle Ian was always very active and encouraged me to be as well. He inspired me to live an active lifestyle and it’s because of him that I love sports so that’s why I thought a marathon would be an extremely appropriate challenge and would make him proud.
How have you been preparing for your challenge?
Very, very long and more recently, wet runs! I started training with a friend in early 2023 and we were doing little challenges for the Paris marathon ballot. I’m also following a running plan and trying to get as many miles under my feet as I can
Are you looking forward to doing the Paris Marathon?
I’m so excited, to be honest! I think because of the reason I’m running, I’ve got a purpose. So anytime that I might think I can’t do this, I’m just going to think about all the money and awareness I’ll be raising for the hospice.
How is your fundraising journey going?
I’m very pleased to say that it is going very well. I’ve had some really generous donations on my justgiving page from people I don’t even know but they know my aunt and uncle which goes to show the impact they must have had on their lives.
Is there anything else you’d like to mention?
Not really, apart from that our whole family is grateful to everyone at the hospice for helping my Uncle Ian to live the best he can. If you would like to sponsor me, that’d be amazing and you can do so by clicking here.
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