Welcome to the team

Michele Gard, our new Head of Community Fundraising

Michele Gard, our new Head of Community Fundraising

Our new Head of Community Fundraising, Michele Gard started at the beginning of September.

Originally from Devon, Michele has a background in finance, administration and marketing.  With almost 20 years of fundraising experience in children’s charities and the environmental sector, she began her fundraising career in1999 working as a Community Appeals Manager for the NSPCC. In 2005, Michele started her own fundraising consultancy and since 2012 she has been Fundraising and Communications Manager at the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust in Devizes.

“Working for a hospice is a new direction for me” Michele said.  “I have really enjoyed my first few months at CBH.  I am so impressed by the amazing work that my clinical colleagues do.   The Hospice is such an important local charity and it is a privilege to be able to fundraise for it.”

If you would like to donate or fundraise as an individual, group, organisation or company, please contact Michele by email or phone 01264 359789.

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Countess of Brecknock Hospice Trust -Covid-19 Update

Updated as of 15 April 2021:

Although Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed, the Hospice is an acute medical facility and will remain closed to the public for the time being.

Please do not ask to be admitted to the Hospice as we need to protect our patients and staff.  Please put letters or donations in the Red Post Box in the porch. It is emptied regularly. 

Our Inpatient Unit is operating as normal but Visitor Restrictions remain in force.

Visits are restricted to close family only.  Number of visitors and duration of visits are also restricted.  Please speak to senior staff or call 01264 835288 to find out how this affects your family. 

All visitors to the Hospice must wear the required PPE, which will be provided.  Please do not come to the hospice if you have symptoms, are self-isolating or been in contact with someone with symptoms.

Thank you for your support and patience, and for helping to protect our patients and staff.

Michele Gard

Director of the Hospice Charitable Trust