Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s Chief Executive Jo Turner said in a video on their website:
“The Hospice was funded and built over thirty years ago thanks to a huge local fundraising campaign and it is thanks to the continued generosity of our supporters that we have been able to extend our services and increase the number of patients we can support over the years.
“We are asking our local community to get behind us again and donate whatever they can to help us preserve the future of hospice services in our area.
“Our reserves do allow us to fund the hospice in our current shape, but if we keep eroding them at this rate it could have a serious impact on the community and the care we offer.”
They are facing a £1 million shortfall this financial year due to the impact of Covid-19 on our fundraising and retail income. They need to raise £2,740 every single day to run their services at the Hospice but at the moment are raising less than a third of that, due to the enforced closure of their shops and cancellation of fundraising events.
Whilst care and support at the Hospice is continuing, this huge drop in income is putting the future of hospice services in the local area at risk.
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