We are delighted to announce the winner of Harewood’s staff charity draw for June is Rebecca Parry, the PA to the directors, who nominated Rossendale Hospice.
Rebecca chose this charity as it is local to her and she has had family friends who have been in and out of the hospice in the past.
When Rebecca visited the charity, she was met by the lovely Alison Whittaker-Stewart. Alison gave Rebecca a tour of the hospice and explained to her in detail about the amazing work they do there.
Rossendale Hospice cares for patients and their families living with cancer and other life-limiting conditions including, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), chronic lung disease (COPD), Parkinson’s Disease, Organ failure and others.
They offer many services free of charge including Day Therapy, a range of Complementary and Psycho therapies, a Befriending Service and Bereavement Counselling. In addition, they also provide Long–term Support Nurses to help patients and families to cope with long-term conditions and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions and Hospice at Home care for patients at the end stage of their life.
Day Therapy: provides a happy, sociable environment away from home where patients can relax with the support of nursing staff and other patients going through similar experiences.
Complementary Therapies: includes massage, reflexology and reiki can relieve pain, stress and tension, aids relaxation and promotes well-being.
Psychological Therapies and Counselling: are available for patients, their carers and family members to help cope with any emotions, fears and concerns. Pre and post-bereavement counselling is available for children, young people and adults.
Befriending Service: offers support and company for patients with a long-term health condition
Hospice at Home: provides care for patients who wish to live, be cared for and die in the comfort of their own home. We also provide a night-sitting and respite service to support family members of carers.
It is no exaggeration to say that Rossendale Hospice could not survive without the continued support and generosity of local individuals, organisations and companies who allow them to meet our running costs which are just under one million pounds a year.
To put our donation of £1000 into context; £5.60 buys a day therapy patient a three-course lunch, £24 pays for a complementary therapy, £120 pays for a Hospice at Home Night-Sit.
We would like to thank Rebecca for giving us all an insight into the amazing work that this charity does!