Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) has been significantly affected by the current pandemic and it is now appealing to supporters for help.
According to Ophelia Chambers-Henry, MSHC events manager, the hospice needs to raise £5,750 a day to support their 10-bedded inpatient and day therapy unit.
She said: “60% of the funding is needed to support the specialist clinical care services, and in addition, those ‘little extras’ which make hospice care so special.
Every donation made takes us one step closer to preventing the hospice from closing and allows us to help patients who need our support right now.”
The hospice is facing a huge financial shortfall, they had to cancel many of their events, activities and community fundraising streams.
In addition, the hospice’s three charity shops, weekly market book stalls and warehouse operations, have all been closed following government guidelines.
Ophelia added: “We need our supporters now more than ever. It was only last year that the local community fought to help us reopen the hospice inpatient unit, which saw an incredible refurbishment project undertaken and completed, costing the charity over £385k from its funding reserves pot.
“Yet now, due to COVID-19, we are experiencing a new setback to how we can continue to raise funds. Michael Sobell Hospice relies on the generosity of its valued supporters to help in funding the care and support of local people with life limiting illness in their time of need.”
To donate visit michaelsobellhospice.co.uk/product/single-donation you can also post a donation to the Fundraising Office, Michael Sobell Hospice, Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, WD3 1PZ, or visit the charity’s Facebook page.