Day Care service suspended at both Hospices

Our Hospices in Woking and Weybridge are here today because in Woking the local community spent five years raising money for one to be built. In Weybridge the community fought hard to ensure that Sam Beare Hospice continued to offer a palliative care service to the people of North Surrey.

As demand for the expert specialist care we provide reaches an all time high, our income has been hit by economic pressures way beyond our control.

Therefore on the 9th October 2009 we will be part suspending day care facilities at both Hospices. All other care services will continue and we will still carry out procedures to day care patients such as blood transfusions and administering intravenous medication.

We have now launched an emergency appeal to raise £2.4million in 12 months. It is an enormous amount of money in very little time. The desparate reality is that we need to raise the first £600,000 by the end of December 2009 to ensure we do not have to suspend any more vital services and also safeguard other aspects of our work.

First phase update Woking Hospice £237,000 Sam Beare Hospice £208,000

Please can you do what you can to help us to provide the vital service in these difficult economic times? The beacon of light that hospice care gives to those who are going through far darker days cannot and must not be allowed to go out.

Every pound helps. Please donate whatever you can. Please mention “Emergency Appeal” when you donate online.

Or please download a form and send with a cheque made payable to Woking Hospice or Sam Beare Hospice and send to Emergency Appeal, Woking Hospice, Hill View Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7HW.

Thank you