This holiday season, MOSECON wishes (and kindly asks you) to support the St Clare Hospice in West-Essex, UK, with a donation, either directly to:
Account Name: St Clare West Essex Hospice Care Trust
Acc No. 80958611
14 The Water Gardens
CM20 1AN, UK
or you can visit St Clare’s donation form online.
If you are based in the UK, you can also post a cheque to Amy Jacobs, Corporate Partnerships Manager, St Clare Hospice, Hastingwood Road, Hastingwood, Essex, CM17 9JX made payable to St Clare Hospice.
St Clare’s services are completely free of charge for patients. However, it costs St Clare Hospice 4.6m GBP to deliver and the NHS funding only covers 41% of their costs.
“During the year, St Clare Hospice has cared for and supported over 1,200 individual patients – providing them with ongoing life-enhancing support, both in the community and in the Hospice itself. We have also provided much-needed counselling and bereavement support for patients, their families and carers – including the children affected by the loss of their parents or grandparents. Every month we care for around 200 people in need of our support.”
“We want to ensure that people no longer die in the back of an ambulance or in A&E when they could be comfortably supported at home with our care, or in our Hospice. All that we have achieved over the past year, and the ambitious strategy we have outlined for the future of St Clare, would not, and will not, be possible for us to do without the many people who support us in so many ways.”
Sarah Thompson, CEO
The hospice’s core projects include the Inpatient Unit, the Day Therapy Services, the Bereavement Services and the Hospice at Home service. We have chosen this charity in honour of its first employee, Stan Wright, who we had the great fortune to get to know a little over the past years, together with his lovely wife Heather. Stan has always taken an interest in MOSECON’s projects, even learning how to use Twitter from his son Nik, MOSECON’s Director of Operations. We are truly grateful for his support and we wish to give back a little to his lifework and last home, the St Clare Hospice.
For more information on the hospice’s work, please refer to the link above.