To maintain our much needed free nursing service within the local community we need to raise over £400,00 annually.
We know there will always be families in need of our Hospice at Home care and with your support we can continue making a difference to our local community and ensure the sustainability of our service.
Our Charity is funded in many ways, from challenging and inspiring events throughout the year, donations from local groups, clubs, schools and legacy’s from individuals and families. We also receive a modest grant from the NHS to recognise the support we provide in helping reduce hospital admissions and providing patients with choices for their end of life care.
There are many ways to get involved and help us raise funds and whatever you decide to do, we will support the commitment you have shown us, to help make your chosen activity a great success.
If you need inspiration for your fundraising ideas please tell us your plans and we will help you turn them into reality. We will support you and can promote your event online and also supply collection buckets, banners and leaflets.
Ming Pearson’s Sky Dive in New Zealand
“David and I decided to take a three month sabbatical with our three children at the beginning of 2018.
It was a marvellous, memorable experience for us all. Some friends of mine who used to live in New Zealand gave me a birthday present to be done over Lake Wanaka in the South Island, a terrifying SKY DIVE from twelve thousand feet!
I decided that if I was going to do this crazy challenge I would like to do it for a local Charity that operates, where I live in South Warwickshire.
Shipston Home Nursing is very much part of our community and we have supported this Hospice at Home charity for many, many years.
A justgiving site was set up and many of my friends and family generously supported this terrific cause. I am very grateful to them for their fantastic support. Thank you all so much. I am proud to have raised £2,300 for such a worthwhile cause”
Create an online giving page
Whether you’re taking part in an organised event, celebrating a special occasion or remembering someone, you can set up your own online fundraising page via www.justgiving.com it’s free, fast and easy to use.
If you have any difficulties or questions, please call the Fundraising Team on 01608 674929 and we’ll be happy to help.
You can set up a Facebook fundraiser for a special occasion, anniversary or birthday to help raise funds for us.
On December 3rd join in the worlds one-day fundraising campaign, which aims to encourage people to think of those in need at a time of year when many of us are giving and receiving presents and buying extra-special festive treats #Givingtuesday
We organise a variety of local community events throughout the year. Sponsored 10k Run/Walk, Plant Sale, Quiz Nights, Dinner Dance, Christmas Fairs, Fashion Shows and a Bi-annual Ball. You can find details of our events here events.
Whether you’re a keen runner, baker, cyclist, or a daredevil, what will you do for Shipston Home Nursing?
Non-uniform days, Summer fetes and bucket shakes. Why not ask your school or fellow club members to carry out a fundraising event for us. The possibilities are endless, with lots of simple ways to have fun and raise funds, so we can continue to care for patients and families facing incurable illness.
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We have been living in hugely different times which are likely to continue and possibly change for at least the immediate future as every attempt is made to manage and mitigate the spread of the current pandemic.
I count myself lucky and privileged as a key worker to have the chance to get out regularly to go to work in hospital, being allowed to continue to treat patients albeit in very altered circumstances.
The Charity has had to adapt to a new and evolving landscape with meetings carried out virtually through video links and for a period of time our support staff working from their own homes, and the nurses have the added challenge of coping with uncomfortable Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) when visiting patients.
It is a great credit to the nursing team led by Gemma Roberts that they have continued to deliver care at home during this crisis, well supported by our management team who have developed policies and sourced adequate PPE to ensure the safety of patients and our staff.
During recent months, the number of patients looked after and dying at home has increased compared to last year, and since April all patients in our care, have died in their own homes. It remains to be seen if this trend continues when normal services try to restore in hospitals and General Practice. Our aim, as always is to meet this continued demand with the high quality support patients and carers deserve.
As a result, of the social distanced lives we now lead, income from community events and associated local fundraising has all but ceased as events are either cancelled or postponed. This is most obviously demonstrated by the postponement of the Circus Ball which was due to take place in June. Not only is this a loss of much needed regular income but also missed opportunities to publicise and promote our services. We have been fortunate however to receive some financial support from Government via Hospice UK plus several very generous local bequests and donations for which we are profoundly grateful. Our investments have, as you might expect, suffered in the global economic downturn but there is some confidence from fund managers that these will recover in the medium term to pre-Covid levels
For the future, to maintain sustainable income and the current level of service we offer, we are exploring additional sources of funding including grants from trusts, legacies, increased regular giving and online donations through JustGiving, Virgin Money and several other sites all of which can be viewed at www.shipstonhomenursing.co.uk/donate/
Our website and the regular email communications we send out will keep you updated on our plans for reactivating local events, when it is possible to do so.
Finally, June 2020 was a significant date in our calendar with the retirement from the Board of Trustees of one of its founder members, Charlie Wells. Charlie has been an ever present source of inspiration and commitment to us and contributed to many roles, using her nursing and caring background for the benefit of the Charity and of course, the patients. We all owe Charlie a deep debt of gratitude and we will endeavour to continue to deliver her original ambition to give the best possible care to our patients.
Chairman of Trustees