Trinity Hospice’s mission is to give compassionate care on the journey towards the end of life – and we offer support to families every step of the way. For over three decades we have had a huge impact in the local community, touching the lives of around 8,000 people on the Fylde Coast each year.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are proud of our modern facilities and of our high standards and people regularly say Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice are their favourite local charities.
We have a very special reason to celebrate in 2017 – it’s the 21st birthday of Brian House, which supports around 80 Fylde Coast children with life-limiting illness. The St George’s Day Festival is just one event in a very busy calendar as we aim to raise an additional £100,000 for this remarkable facility in its birthday year.
The hospice may be in Bispham, but our nurses work out in the community up and down the coast, providing 24 hour care and giving more patients the choice to stay in their own homes as they approach the end of their lives.
But funding is a constant challenge. Did you know that the NHS gives Brian House only 15% of the money it needs each year? Our adult services also receive just a fraction of what they cost to run. That’s why our fundraising can never stop: to maintain our entire family of services we must raise around £5 million through voluntary donations each and every year.
It’s why involvement in community events such as the St George’s Festival is so important. Without the generosity of supporters up and down the Fylde Coast, Trinity Hospice and Brian House could not keep their doors open. Without the kindness and commitment of our 900 volunteers, we could not provide the range of services that we do.
So thank you for supporting the Festival and for supporting us. Trinity Hospice and Brian House touch so many lives each year….and some of those lives
are much too short.
For more information about the hospice what we do and how you can help us, visit: www.trinityhospice.co.uk.