HURSTPIERPOINT OPEN GARDENS
A JAW-DROPPING £5,215 WAS RAISED AT THIS YEAR'S OPEN GARDENS
tHANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED
ALL PROCEEDS TO ST. PETER & ST JAMES HOSPICE
Thank you garden openers, visitors, local traders and everyone else who supported us one way or another to raise £5251.69 (£4751.69 on the day + £500 matched giving) for St. Peter and St. James Hospice through our Open Gardens event.
The Hospice is a registered charity and the In-patient Unit, Specialist Communnity Team and Day Hospice Service rely heavily on donations as they receive less than 17% their funding from the government and need to raise £7,200 per day!
Over 80% of patients are supported in their own home by Hospice Clinical Nurse Specialists.
£95 will pay for one home visit.
Some patients benefit from physiotherapy or complementary therapies at a cost of around £37 per session.
Counselling to patients and their loved ones - £44 will pay for a counselling session.
The average length of stay for an in-patient is around 13 days. Each day costs around £390.
I hope this brings home how much your support is needed for this much-needed service that touches most of our lives at some time.