Although an NHS Hospice, an independent charity, the Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust, was created in 1998 to support the work of the hospice.
The Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust supports the inpatient unit running costs, additional senior nursing posts and all expenses relating to the Day Care Centre. We also contribute towards the Palliative Care Service, part-time Volunteer Co-Ordinator, volunteer training and the Bereavement Service.
The Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust was established to support the Hospice financially and has done so for the last 20 years. The support the Trust can provide has secured the future of the Hospice and has ensured that patients can be admitted seven days a week, which is essential for people suffering from terminal cancer.
The Hospice was built by the community and needs the support of the community. All care is provided completely free of charge and the Hospice Charity is hugely reliant on voluntary donations and the generosity of our local community. We need to raise £400,000 each year just to support the Hospice running costs to maintain the exceptionally high standard of services and care it provides.
An appeal to raise £4.2 million to build a much-needed extension was launched in April 2017. This will provide 10 new single ground floor ensuite inpatient rooms, new relatives room, treatment and therapy rooms, multi-faith room, improved visitors and reception area. The day centre will be completely renovated and enlarged, with the existing in-patient unit being used for longer stay patients. We have raised an amazing £3.6 million leaving £600,000 to reach our target. We need your help to reach our target and ensure the future of outstanding hospice care for our local community.
Put simply, if local people like you don’t support the Hospice, we won’t be there to help when you need it.
You can help by:
- Making a Donation
A donation towards our services, either as a one-off gift or as a regular standing order, is always much appreciated. If you are a UK Tax Payer, please increase your donation at no extra cost by saying yes to Gift Aid.
- Organising a Fundraising Event
Organise an event – from a coffee morning to a gala ball – this not only raises vital funds but also provides valuable publicity for the Hospice.
- Become a Volunteer
If you can help by giving your time, we have a role that may be suitable for your talents and availability. We are regularly looking for drivers, receptionists, event marshalls, day centre, collecting tin, admin and ward volunteers.
- Have a Collection Tin
Could you take a collection tin for your shop, office, café, garage, church or home? Contact us today if you could help in this way.
- Set Up a Local Group
Could you get your friends and colleagues together and for a Local Supporter Group to raise funds for CBH? We can provide you with help, support and encouragement.
- Support our Events
Please look at our Events page
- Making a Gift in Your Wills
After looking after your family and friends, remembering the Hospice in your Will. is a wonderful way to ensure that the work at the Hospice will continue.
- Making a Gift in Memory of a Loved One
Flowers soon fade but an ‘In Memory donation ensures the care that your loved one received is available to others.
- Giving as You Earn (GAYE)
Payroll Giving is a simple, tax effective way to make donations. Under this scheme, you specify a regular donation, which is deducted from your salary each month before tax. This means that a donation of £10 per month would actually cost you just £7.80 at the standard tax rate of 20 per cent. Ask your employer if they have a GAYE/payroll giving scheme.
Whether you decide to make a donation, volunteer, or make a gift in memory of a loved one, your support adds up and we really do appreciate your generosity.
We value, appreciate and use wisely every single penny we receive as it helps make things a little easier for our patients. Every donation, however big or small, helps to bring peace, comfort and dignity to every patient we see.
To talk about how you could support the Hospice or get further information, please email or ring 01264 359789