Supporter Newsletter: April 2020

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity we’ve been shown over the last few weeks during this challenging situation. We’ve dedicated this newsletter to share with you stories of the support that we’ve received, the difference your donations have made, and to invite you to join us to celebrate Liberation 75 with our virtual-dinner. With the continuation of this pandemic and the social restrictions that come with it, our Liberation 75 Dinner is a great way for us to come together as a community to celebrate together, even if we can’t do this in person. We are so grateful to you all, our #HospiceHeroes, for your ongoing support which is enabling us to continue supporting all those who need our care. Thank you.

A day on our In Patient Unit

Kim Hancock normally heads up the team in the King Centre providing Day Hospice services but has been redeployed to work on the In Patient Unit. Here is what day to day life for her currently looks like:

In many ways, things are very much ‘business as usual’ on the In Patient Unit at Hospice. Every day, I am inspired by the amazing team spirit on the Unit as we work together to continue to provide care to those staying with us. Despite what many may think, there is such a warm and positive atmosphere here as everyone goes out of their way to make sure that each patient receives individualised care and can live life to the full, even during this challenging situation. As usual, our patients are a real source of inspiration to us all here to read more

Invitation to our Liberation 75 Dinner

What are you doing to celebrate Liberation Day? With restaurants closed and plans cancelled, we’re delighted to invite you to celebrate Liberation 75 with our “dine-in virtual dinner”. Working in partnership with Harpers Catering, you’re invited to join us for a stunning three-course dinner that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home between Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May (deliveries made on Thursday and Saturday). 

If you’re ready to be a #HospiceHero and join the celebration, then book today at

£5 for 5K Challenge

The Island’s runners have been #HospiceHeroes this month!
So far 267 runners have taken part in #RunForHeroes. The idea was put to us by Philip Legrand after he saw a similar event being held in the UK for the NHS. The aim of the event is: Run 5K, donate £5 to Hospice then nominate 5 others to do the same. It has been great to see so many people taking part.
The amount raised so far is £2,315.
To take part and to donate, please go to: 

Dying Matters Week 11th - 15th May

From the Chief Executive Emilita Robbins: 
Every Death Matters

"This is a strange time for us all. In this time of great tumult, death and dying has been thrust upon centre stage and never before has care for the very ill and dying been so important to so many in our island. And as we’re reminded of our own mortality, we are also reminded that every death matters. Whether it’s the anticipated passing of an elderly relative or the unexpected loss of a friend who contracted Coronavirus, whether it’s the often silent trauma of miscarriage or the emotional loss of a young life snatched away due to cancer or sudden death – every death matters. During Dying Matters week this May we’ll be asking different members of our community to talk about how every death matters, how we can plan for a good death, and the impact Coronavirus has had on us all as we experience the loss of loved ones at home and far away."

For more information go to:

Thank You to our Generous Community

We would like to send out a massive thank you to everyone who has made face masks for our staff and pairs of hearts for our patients and their loved ones. We have been simply overwhelmed by the generosity and creativity shown and have sufficient supplies to keep us going for a long time now. Thank you.


Our Facilities Team is Hard at Work

Alongside the clinical teams still caring for patients at and from Clarkson House, the Facilities Team have been working hard keeping the site clean and undertaking maintenance jobs that never quite made it to the top of the to-do list. They too have had other Hospice staff redeployed to their team and over the last few weeks have cleaned out the sheds, power washed the buildings and driveways, removed ivy, maintained the gardens and revarnished the outdoor furniture. With donations of plants from B&Q the gardens are looking as lovely as ever!

Jersey Pipe Band

On the 16th April we were delighted to welcome Lee, Mike, and Gregor, members of Jersey Pipe Band, to Hospice during Clap for Carers at 8pm. It was a wonderful treat for patients and nurses on the In Patient Unit and they filled the evening air with familiar tunes that got feet tapping and everyone smiling. If you didn’t hear it already, do watch the video by clicking here.

Thank you to the Chefs from Morvan Hotels

There are so many stories to tell about the generous community: let me tell you about our new chefs. We were delighted to welcome Kerry and Maurice to join Callum in the kitchen earlier this month. They are chefs from the Morvan Hotel Group who have been redeployed to Hospice to make sure that we can continue providing personalised and home-cooked meals for all our patients as 
well as making sure our staff remain well fed during the day. They've really settled into the team and are great examples of what it means to be a #HospiceHero.

You are all #HospiceHeroes

Just before Easter we launched our #HospiceHero Appeal in response to having lost all of our fundraising support in a stroke with the closure of our charity shops and the cancellation of events. The appeal celebrates our Hospice staff who are heroes as they continue to care for patients at Hospice and in the community, but it also pays tribute to all those in the community who continue to support us through donations, running 5k, getting involved with the 2.6 challenge, or sending hearts and masks. We are committed to continuing to serve our community, especially during this COVID19 situation, and we have been overwhelmed by the £55,727 already donated by over 548 people in response to this appeal as well as a number of other generous gifts.
If you would like to see the messages of support that we have received or would like to make a gift today, please go to: 

Voisins Pennies Scheme

Just a final reminder that you voting for the Voisins Pennies Scheme closes tonight (Thursday). You can vote for up to four charities to benefit from this amazing scheme which, in 2019 raised £2,360 for Hospice, which was the equivalent to the cost of a three-day stay on our In Patient Unit or for two days of our Day Hospice or Bereavement services. Vote online now by clicking here.

5000 Club

This month’s draw was held on Tuesday 21st April and the winners are:

1st Prize £1,000 Ticket no: 0387
2nd Prize £750 Ticket no: 2987
3rd Prize £500 Ticket no: 0217
4th Prize £250 Ticket no: 2396
5th Prize £100 Ticket no: 3150
6th Prize £100 Ticket no: 4563
7th Prize £50 Ticket no: 3881
8th Prize £50 Ticket no: 1127
9th Prize £25 Ticket no: 3281
10th Prize £25 Ticket no: 0607

If you would like to join the 5000 Club today for £2 a month and continue your support for Hospice, you can download a form here.

And finally...

We are all still here and still caring for our community, and this includes everyone working from home... We miss you all and are so grateful for your support. Thank you.
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