Thursday, 04 October 2012
The Peace Hospice recently joined with many other Hospice’s across the Country to celebrate ‘Hospice Care Week’.
‘I am Hospice Care’ is the bold statement which brought to life the theme of community, with over 100 hospices taking part. The Peace Hospice arranged a number of events as part of the promotional week, including activities in local schools, a Hospice open day, an awareness day at Watford Football Club, a visit to the Hospice by the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire - The Honourable Mrs Arabella Stuart-Smith and some additional awareness activities at the Harlequin and Town Hall. There were also a number of fundraising activities linked to the week including the Peace Hospice Golf Classic, a Jazz & Curry event, a Craft Fair and a Rotary Bag Collection at the local Asda supermarket.
Hospice Chief Executive, Sue Plummer said ‘This was the biggest programme that we'd ever had for Hospice Care Week and we aimed to connect with the general public, health care professionals, faith leaders and schools. We really hope that these events inspired people to get involved and in turn help to educate people about the great work that hospices do’.
The Peace Hospice provides an inpatient unit, day service, hospice at home service and bereavement support. The Peace Hospice is a local charity based in Watford which supports people with a life limiting illness from across South West Hertfordshire. The Hospice needs to raise over £3.8 million in charitable income each year to keep its services going.