Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) in Northwood has officially launched their Christmas appeal with the simple message of supporting local people in their time of need.
The appeal titled Be a Memory Maker is hoping to raise £50,000 for vital end of life care and support for those who need it.
This will be a joint fundraising initiative in partnership with Harlington Hospice, who together with MSH know the importance of creating special memories for patients at Christmas.
Speaking about the new campaign, Angela Reinfor, MSH fundraising and digital lead, said: “Our hospice team is committed to helping patients create special moments that they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives.
“We need ‘Memory Makers’ this Christmas to help us ensure we can continue to provide the best palliative care for anyone who needs it within our local community.”
Carol Weston, MSH matron, said the hospice nursing team love bringing a smile to patients’ faces at the hardest of times.
She said: “Christmas remains a special time for families even if a family member is staying in our inpatient unit. We have a Christmas Tree, twinkling lights, and serve up a festive menu on Christmas Day, as well as Christmas drinks including an alcoholic tipple for grown-ups.
“Creating Christmas memories for our patients is an incredibly special thing for supporters to do. They can help fill hearts with love and happiness now and in the future. By gifting £20, or whatever you can give at this difficult time, you will be helping to make this festive season extra special.”
To find out more and donate, head to michaelsobellhospice.org/christmas-memories/