£995

raised by 33 supporters
Willow Burn Hospice

Urgent Appeal: can you help your local hospice bear the impact of coronavirus?

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to offer support during these tough times. Your local hospice needs your help to continue to care for patients with life limiting illnesses beyond the impact of Coronavirus, please give generously.
Charity Registration No: 519659
About the charity

Willow Burn Hospice

Willow Burn is a charity based in Co Durham, we provide free palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The staff and volunteers at the Hospice are dedicated to helping you manage every challenge that you or your family may encounter by improving the quality of life for every patient.

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Can you make a donation to support the Team at Willow Burn so they can continue to provide exceptional care for patients and their families in Derwentside beyond the impact of Coronavirus?

At Willow Burn our mission is to treasure lives through the provision of seamless personalised high quality care and we have a wonderful team of nurses and healthcare professionals working round-the-clock, 24 hours a day, providing free Hospice care. They are the heart and soul of Willow Burn and we are sure you will agree they do an amazing job, even when they are challenged with a pandemic. But the team needs your help.

From the very first step into the hospice I felt really calm and welcome. Its quite a special place because you just feel care rushing towards you.

Willow Burn only receives 30% of our income from the local government, so our other income streams are vitally important to the Hospice. We rely on almost £1m of support from the community to run our services but due to the restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, our shops and café have closed and fundraising and donations have understandably reduced. This represents a 70% reduction in income.

Help us today to support our tomorrow

We are enormously proud of our role in the community and our dedication to providing a vital service for people living with a terminal illness and their families in Derwentside but we need your help to continue. If you are in a position to do so, please support your Local Hospice by giving a donation today, it will truly make a difference to patients and their families when they need it the most.

We will leave you with the words of the late Jim Alderson, a volunteer at Willow Burn for over 20 years, his poem says it all...

When you go to Willow Burn cast your eyes around, see the angels scuttling by, so all are safe and sound! All the hustle and each tread, the smiles upon on the faces. Willing hands and willing hearts, sometimes missed in other places. Concern, the order of the day is burned into their being doesn't need encouragement or any overseeing. Care, compassion, in the eyes, concern with every touch, all is freely given and they never ask for much. So turn your thoughts to Willow Burn where caring takes its course! Ladies, I salute you, the Angels of the North.

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Ann Clark

6 minutes ago

Good luck with your fundraising

£20.00

+ £5 Gift Aid

Anonymous

3 hours ago

£10.00

June & Alan Holmes

21 hours ago

Wishing you well with the fundraising

£100.00

+ £25 Gift Aid

Anonymous

2 days ago

£20.00

+ £5 Gift Aid

Delves Bookies

3 days ago

We ran a sweepstake on virtual grand national to raise you a little bit of cash. Hope it helps from all of us that joined in.

£75.00

About the charity

Willow Burn Hospice
Willow Burn Hospice

Willow Burn is a charity based in Co Durham, we provide free palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The staff and volunteers at the Hospice are dedicated to helping you manage every challenge that you or your family may encounter by improving the quality of life for every patient.

Charity Registration No: 519659

http://www.willow-burn.co.uk

Donation summary

Total raised

£995.00

+ £185.00 Gift Aid

Direct Donations

£995.00

Donations via Fundraisers

£0.00

Offline donations

£0.00
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Urgent Appeal: can you help your local hospice bear the impact of coronavirus?

Willow Burn Hospice