Hospice Care Week 2017

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Help us help more and raise money for seriously ill children and adults for Hospice Care Week.

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Hospice Care Week takes place from 9 to 15 October 2017 and this year we celebrate “We are hospice care!”

From patients to our wonderful nurses, supporters and volunteers, together we all make Keech Hospice Care the great charity it is. Meet the people behind Keech Hospice Care below.

This Hospice Care Week we need you to help us so we can help more children and adults with life-limiting and terminal illnesses. 

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As a charity, we rely on our local community and supporters for 70% of our funding. This means we need to raise over £5.7 million every year – that’s over £15,000 a day - to continue helping patients and their families in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes. We’re enormously grateful for whatever you can do or give. So, help us continue making the difference when it matters the most, and donate now. 

We are hospice care – thank you for being part of
Keech Hospice Care.

Heidi and Ange Hospice Care WeekMeet Heidi

Mum-of-two Heidi, 47, fought breast cancer before and won. But after suffering with agonising back pain in 2013, she was told the disease had come back - and this time it had spread. Find out how we support Heidi and her family as we continue to be making the difference when it matters the most.

When the time comes, I want to die at
Keech Hospice Care.

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Our nurses

Sarah, our nurses, My Care Co-ordination Hospice Care WeekSarah, lead nurse of Keech Hospice Care’s My Care Co-ordination Team (MCCT), always wants to make good out of the bad. As part of the MCCT, Sarah knows it’s about making sure adults with a life-limiting illness have the best care in the final weeks and months of their lives. “If you haven’t heard of the award-winning My Care Co-ordination Team, we help keep people in Luton and South Bedfordshire in their preferred place of care – usually their home. Since we started over three years ago, I’m proud to say we’ve helped more than 3,000 patients. In the last year alone we’ve prevented the need for 224 hospital admissions.”

Roman's familyRoman's Story

Mum Scarlet found she was in a lonely place when her son Roman was diagnosed with a rare illness. But at Keech Hospice Care, they could talk to professionals and get advice from other parents when they were thinking, ‘how are we going to cope?’ Read about how we helped Roman’s family before and after his death. 

Our volunteers

We would not be here without the daily support of our  1,300 volunteers. Volunteers like Lesley. We became part of Lesley’s life when we cared for her dad.. Lesley wanted to “give something back” and now volunteers for us. Do something amazing today and volunteer for us too!

Lesley volunteer Hospice Care Week

Being a lifeguard is really rewarding because I’m doing something to help adults and children, and their families, at a time in their lives they need it the most.

 

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The cost of our care

Thanks to your donations last year, we cared for 1,366 adults, 317 children and 456 of their family and friends. We also cared for 1,193 adults and 302 children in the community. We are here for our patients and their family and friends at a time in their lives they need us most. See how your donations could help us today. 

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How can you help?

Please get involved! If you would like to fundraise for us or have any questions about fundraising contact letmehelp@keech.org.uk or call 01582 707940.

Follow what we’re doing for Hospice Care Week on our social media channels.

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