We are delighted that St Barnabas House is one of our chosen charity partners for 2023!
St Barnabas House has a personal connection to the firm and we are delighted to be putting our fundraising efforts into such an incredible charity.
St Barnabas House is the hospice for the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas, and this year they are celebrating 50 years of loving care! Thanks to support from the local community, adults with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones can enjoy life as fully as possible, for the time they have left together.
Specialist care is provided in people’s own homes across the area, as well as in the hospice building in Worthing. For some, this might mean regular day visits to the hospice for social activities, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, exercise classes, spiritual support or counselling. Others might need to stay overnight for help managing complex physical symptoms, with a third of patients returning home more comfortable and relaxed after a short stay. This same level of care reaches into people’s homes, care homes and local hospitals with a wide range of caring professionals providing support out in the community. And, when the time comes, St Barnabas House is there to support people at the end of their life so that they can die with dignity in a warm and caring environment of their choice.
The care of St Barnabas doesn’t stop here, with families offered ongoing bereavement support and opportunities to come together at remembrance events. It is thanks to the generosity of the local community that all of this is possible. It costs over £9 million every year to provide hospice care for local people, with only a small proportion of this coming from central government.
We have many fundraising activities planned for this year and are kicking off with the Nurse’s Steps challenge. This challenge is taking place in February where we pledge to walk 7,000 steps a day. We’re all hoping the weather warms up a little by then and we won’t get too chilly on our daily walks!
If you’d like to help us raise money for such a fantastic cause please visit our JustGiving page here. Every donation is truly appreciated.