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£485raised of £600 target by 33 supporters

Weʼre raising £600 to give training to our volunteers who give free support to people with life limiting illnesses and give help and respite to their families

Location
West Mid Beds and Ivel Valley, Bedfordshire
Time left
39 days to go

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When someone is diagnosed with a life limiting illness it affects the whole family. Sitting with someone who has Cancer, Parkinsons or Motor Neurone Disease can be a very challenging thing to do, especially if that person is close to death. This is why we want to raise £600 so that our volunteers can have the training they need which is vital to help them in their volunteer role, supporting people with life limiting illnesses and offering some time off and respite to their families. Over the years Respite at Home Volunteers have helped thousands of people who are unwell and this is what one patient said about her volunteer visitor:

'I am ill, my GP, District Nurse and Macmillan Nurse all give me excellent support. However, RHVolunteers gives me something very valuable, their time: Time to listen to my feelings which means that I do not burden my friends or family as often
Time to talk about any problems that I feel that my family may have in coming to terms with my illness
Time to visit me and spend time with me
Time to listen to my apprehension about the illness
Time to have a good cry and really laugh together
But most of all time to be a good friend'.

Respite at Home Volunteers has 20 dedicated and caring volunteers who sit with people with life limiting illnesses in the West Mid Beds and Ivel Valley areas. For two to three hours a week the volunteers offer the patient friendship and support at what is often a very difficult time in their lives. They also offer the family a chance to have some time off from the exhausting role of caring for someone they love. This allows the family time for themselves to go out see a friend, take up a hobby or just rest. The time our volunteers give to families is entirely free. RHV looks after its volunteers by making sure they have regular support meetings to discuss any issues and providing important training that allows them to continue their vital work within the local community.

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    3 months ago

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    33

    • Ken Bruty

      Ken Bruty

      Apr 4, 2017

      £10.00

    • Jennifer Luddington

      Jennifer Luddington

      Apr 4, 2017

      Jess has always talked about how amazing everyone is there and how important what you all do is, my pleasure to donate, I'm only sorry it's not much. Really hope you smash your target.

      £5.00

    • Jessica Green

      Jessica Green

      Apr 4, 2017

      You do an amazing job and I'm proud to have been a volunteer. Best of luck with everything.

      £10.00

    • Peter Kelly

      Peter Kelly

      Mar 23, 2017

      Mr. Fielder. That was an excellent effort for such a good cause. Pete and Jo Kelly.

      £12.00

    • Gabriel Tan

      Gabriel Tan

      Mar 21, 2017

      Well done Stuart Fielder! Run Fielder run! :)

      £20.00

    • S SACHITHANANDAM

      S SACHITHANANDAM

      Mar 20, 2017

      Well done Stuart :-)

      £20.00

    • Sara Murphy

      Sara Murphy

      Mar 19, 2017

      Well done Stu!

      £15.00

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    Nicola Mills

    Nicola Mills

    West Mid Beds and Ivel Valley, Bedfordshire

    Respite at Home Volunteers charity has been working in the community since 1999 as a free and confidential service. The volunteers aim to complement other services such as community nurses, Macmillan nurses and hospices to support people with illnesses and help their families.

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