As 2017 draws to close we want to say a huge thanks everyone in our community who has supported Tynedale Hospice at Home over the last year.
It has been a busy year for the Hospice with continued demand for our nursing care service in the home and our pre and post bereavement support through our Family Support Service. Our Hospital Transport Service goes from strength to strength and our volunteer drivers have traveled over 40,600 miles this year helping people with life-limiting illnesses attend vital hospital appointments. Meanwhile our retail shops continue to play an important role in our community with a loyal shopping base in both Hexham and Ponteland.
In the last 12 months, we have seen some very positive changes. We are now working out of new premises providing us with both an administrative centre and dedicated spaces for use by the Family Support Service. And our new website is already paying dividends, with people being able to find out about us and get involved with our work more easily than ever before.
Working with us there is a dedicated and loyal team of over 200 volunteers. We couldn’t do any of our work without their support. They provide help in our office, in our Family Support and Hospital Transport Services, in our shops and out and about in our community working with us to raise vital funds to support Tynedale Hospice at Home. They are at the heart of what we do and we would like to thank each and every one of you.
It costs over £800,000 a year to run our services and 90 per cent of this must be raised through voluntary giving, legacies and other fundraising activities, so a huge thanks must also go to everyone who has fundraised for us this year – from individuals hosting bake sales or taking on sporting challenges like the Great North Run, to companies who support us through our Business Ambassador scheme, selling raffle tickets or hosting sponsored events.
We simply couldn’t do what we do without this support.
Our volunteers and supporters are at the heart of Tynedale Hospice at Home, helping us to deliver care and support where it’s needed – in the heart of the local community.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the local community, our volunteers and our supporters a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!