We love riding our bikes, even for silly amounts of time, but it seems just as silly to not support two local charities whilst we ride. We are fundraising for two hospices close to home and heart who we know, from experience, do an incredible job in times of need. Tom and Alec both live in Devon where Hospiscare operate, whilst St Michael’s Hospice is based in Herefordshire, where Sam and James reside. Both organisations do a fantastic job covering their respective area. A little information is provided below but please feel free to visit their websites if you’d like to know more about either charity.
Your support and donation would mean a lot to us and 100% of it will go to the hospice of your choice.
St Michael’s Hospice, Registered Charity Number 511179.
St Michael’s Hospice provides palliative and end of life care to all who can benefit from it this includes supporting loved ones close to the dying person. They do this not only at their state-of-the-art hospice in Bartestree, but also out in the towns and villages in partnership with their colleagues from the health and social care services. Their philosophy of care is very simple – the patient and their family always come first.
But they cannot do this alone. They are entirely reliant on the generosity of the local community to help us ensure that they keep their doors open day in and day out, to all who may need them. They turn your generosity into vital support for all in our community.
For more information please visit: http://www.st-michaels-hospice.org.uk/
Hospiscare, Registered Charity Number 297798.
An Exeter based local, independent charity providing high quality care and support for people with a progressive life-limiting illness and those close to them living all over Exeter, Mid and East Devon. They employ a team of specialist nurses to work in the community visiting people in their own homes, community hospitals, residential and nursing homes. Last year they cared for 2,225 patients and their families and loved ones.
It costs Hospiscare £6.4m a year to provide these services and with only £1.25m of that funded by the NHS, they largely rely on fundraising events and community support to help them raise the reminder, allowing them to keep their doors open and continue doing the great work they do.
For more information please visit: http://www.hospiscare.co.uk/