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Every single donation, every item purchase, every penny raised and every hour volunteered all enable us to provide continual specialist care.

Fundraising

All fundraising activities raise much needed funds for the Hospice – no matter whether large or small – to help us make a difference to people’s lives.

Legacy

Leaving us a legacy in your will, no matter how small or large, helps us to improve the quality of life for a great number of people, when they need it most.

Volunteer

Volunteers bring a wealth of experience & skills from all types of backgrounds & careers and are absolutely integral to all areas of the Hospice’s work.

Donate

Your charity donations are used to improve the quality of life for patients living with life limiting illnesses, as well as their families, friends and carers.

We Rely On Your Donations To Keep The Hospice Going

Feel Like It’s Time to Make a Change to Someone’s Life?

We rely on your donations to keep the Hospice going. The Hospice of the Good Shepherd has helped thousands of people and their families living with life limiting illness over the years – we depend on the generosity of people like you!

You can find out about making regular or a single donations, corporate giving, leaving a lasting gift, participating in one of our many events or supporting one of our annual appeals such as Light up a Life.

If you would like to send us a donation in another form, please call 01244 851811 and speak to one of our Fundraisers.

Every single donation we receive, every purchase in our shops, every penny raised at a fundraising event, and every hour volunteered all enable us to continue providing specialist care, free of charge, to people in our community.

All donations no matter whether large or small – are important to us and held us make a difference to people’s lives. Your donations are used to improve the quality of life for patients living with life limiting illnesses, as well as their families and carers.

We are very grateful to all those who support the Hospice, and allow us to continue our crucial services. So come on, get involved!

How Can I Donate?

Make a Single One-Off or Regular Donation

By making a one-off or regular donation makes a real difference and helps us to support the best possible quality of life for the people we care for at the Hospice. Any size of donation, from £5 to £500 will enable us to provide medical supplies, nursing care, counselling and so much more.

Leaving a lasting legacy in your will

By leaving us a legacy, no matter how small or large, you are helping us to improve the quality of life for a great number of people at a time they need it most. And because we are a registered charity any amount of money you leave us is completely exempt from inheritance tax.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is a unique sculpture in our reception area, which was created especially for the Hospice by local tree carver Simon O’Rourke. The Giving Tree has 200 coloured wooden leaves which are engraved with the names of loved ones and messages of love.

Shop Donations

Donations to our shops make a significant contribution each year towards the costs of running the Hospice, providing palliative care to people in our community. We are grateful for every donation received, and always welcome donations of clothing, homeware, books and jewellery.

GiftAid

GiftAid is a government scheme which allows the Hospice to reclaim tax on your donation at no extra cost to you. This means that for every pound you donate to us we can claim an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs. GiftAid applies to money donations, or goods donated to our shops.

How We Help

We provide quality specialist palliative and end of life care for the people, relatives and carers of our local community.

We understand that for many people the thought of coming to the Hospice can be daunting and may make you and your family anxious.

You may have lots of questions, uncertainty and fear about the days ahead. Our role is to answer those questions wherever possible and to provide support and reassurance to the whole family. The days ahead may be difficult but you’ll be safe in our care.

In-Patient Services
Our In-patient Unit consists of 10 beds, run by a dedicated and professional team of clinical and palliative care consultants, medical and nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, administrators, social workers, complementary therapists and our spiritual care team.
Out Patient Clinics
As well as the palliative care offered by the Hospice in our in-patients beds, we also provide a range of care in our out-patient clinics. Of those who attend these clinics, many have been discharged from a stay at the Hospice and others have been referred by their healthcare professional.
Living Well Centre
The bright, spacious Living Well Centre is the ‘activity hub’ for our day services and out-patient clinics, which provides support for you, your family, friends and carers.
Family Support & Bereavement Services
Grief and loss are complex emotional issues which affect us all at some time or another. At the Hospice of the Good Shepherd we have a dedicated and professional team providing support to people throughout West Cheshire who are dealing with bereavement following the death of a loved one, regardless of when, where or how they died.
Social Work & Family Support
Family Support is available to all patients and their carers and families. The Family Support team consists of qualified palliative care social workers, and the Bereavement Service, a team of counsellors and befrienders.

Fundraising Ideas to Get Involved

Schools, Colleges & Universities

Fundraising for a local charity can be a great way to boost team spirit and create a sense of achievement. There are lots of different ideas for fundraising events and challenges, from high-adrenaline adventures to sponsored community projects. Your school, college or university can have a big impact on the lives of people who benefit from the work of the Hospice.

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Plan Your Own Event

Planning an event can be great fun and it also makes a real difference in the lives of people we support at the Hospice. Every penny raised through our fundraising events will be used to provide vital care and support for people who need it.
Fundraising events don’t need to be high-adrenaline adventures, there are plenty of ideas to suit people of all ages.

Corporate Challenge

The Hospice Corporate Challenge is back for another year following last year’s success. You’re invited to accept the challenge of turning £50 into much more by hosting your own events & sponsored challenges; bake sales, bush tucker trials, cycling events etc. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Abi Smith on 01244 851811 or email her.

Retail Shops, Coffee Shop & Furniture Collection

Retail Shops

Our retail shops are one of the many sources of funding for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. Each year, less than a quarter of our running costs are met by the government, with the rest coming from donations, fundraising and our shops.

Coffee Shop

As well as giving customers a lovely place to come and relax with a cuppa or have something to eat, our Coffee Shop also helps to raise much needed funds for the Hospice, so it really is of great benefit to all concerned.

Furniture Collection

We always need good quality furniture such as sofas, chairs, tables, beds as well as electrical goods such as fridges/freezers, washing machines and dishwashers. For free collection, please contact us for more information.

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