With thanks to our Big Give Christmas Challenge supporters, Beaumond House raised an amazing £11,403.75 in just one week.
You helped us to exceed our target of £7,500 to support the ‘Home is where our heart is this Christmas’ campaign. The campaign aimed to support terminally ill patients to have one last Christmas at home.
The campaign was supported by a number of local businesses that each pledged their support; our thanks go to Academy Systems Ltd, APT Legal, Derry Ltd, The Federation of Small Businesses, Norwood Park Golf Club, Soapology, Simply Sweet Ltd and Wrigleprint.
These pledges, along with support from The Reed Foundation made up a match funding pot which enabled your donations to be doubled.
The match funding pot was very quickly used up and our original target of £7,500 was reached in the first 24 hours.
The Hospice at Home team offered 150 hours of support, to 32 terminally ill patients in their homes during the Christmas and New Year period.
This level of care, and additional support offered to both the patients and their families, ensured that these patients were able to spend time at home, rather than being in hospital over the festive period.
Thank you to our pledgers, and donors, your support really does make a difference.
Below are some kind words about the Hospice at Home care given by Beaumond House:
"To all the wonderful staff at Beaumond House, especially the nurses and care staff who showed my mum endless care and patience in her final days, you are all simply amazing".
"Hospice care was not as I expected. It has been lovely to see my Dad flourish in a safe, kind and caring environment. Thank you for all you do".
"We would like to thank all the staff who have cared for Dad over the last few months. We are grateful that we are able to spend much quality time with him which wouldn’t have been possible without all of you.
During the difficult final weeks/day, the ladies came in everyday were just invaluable. The time, effort and attention to all of his needs were suburb. Your were a great comfort to myself and my family. Keep up the fantastic work, you all do a wonderful job".
"Thank you to all the Nurses and staff that looked after him in is home in the last month of his life. Your professionalism and care has been second to none. We cannot thank you enough."