Hospice given £5000 for Complementary Therapy

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices have been given £5000 by The Caron Keating Foundation, after applying for funding to go towards the cost of Complementary Therapy in the community, in particular for cancer patients and their relatives.

The Caron Keating Foundation, set up in 2004 in memory of television presenter Caron Keating after she lost her battle with breast cancer, gives grants to all types of cancer charities all over the United Kingdom to help make a difference to individuals and families affected by and dealing with the illness.

Rebecca Lewis, Therapies Team Leader at the Hospices said “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the charities The Caron Keating Foundation have supported this year and are very grateful for this generous grant which will help to pay for complementary therapies and enable us to continue to provide our vital services free of charge for those who need them most.”

In 2015 alone, the Foundation have given upwards of £300,000 to charities all over the UK. A spokesperson from the Foundation said “It takes great dedication on a continuous basis to provide help for those battling cancer and their families who need support, we wish Woking & Sam Beare Hospices all the best for their continued excellent work.”

Our Hospices offer complementary therapy treatments alongside standard medical care for patients and their families, helping to improve their overall wellbeing. With a number of fully qualified volunteer therapists, managed by a registered general nurse with palliative care experience, we offer various treatments including massage, aromatherapy, reflexology and relaxation.

Find out more about the care we offer here.