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Christmas fundraising and events

There's lots of events and fundraising going on over the festive season for you to get involved in. Discover what's going on and how you can get involved below:

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What's the hospice like at Christmas?

Here at St Barnabas, everyone works tirelessly throughout the festive season to make sure people living with life-limiting illnesses and their families have the best Christmas possible.

Care continues around the clock, as it does every day of the year. Day and night our nurses and healthcare assistants will be out visiting families, providing care and comfort at home so that patients can make precious memories with their loved ones at this important time of year.

For those who are aren’t well enough to be at home, the team make sure Christmas is as special as it can be. The hospice is filled with twinkling trees donated from local garden centres and families can decorate their rooms as if they were at home.

And for those families who have experienced a bereavement, the Patient and Family Support Team will continue to be there to offer support and a listening ear at what can be one of the most painful times of year.

Please help us provide hospice care this Christmas

could buy a special memory box, giving patients the chance to leave a lasting legacy for their loved ones
could provide an hour of specialist end-of-life care and emotional support for a patient in their last days of life
could mean a family in crisis receives a visit from a nurse during the night, providing symptom control and emotional support

Read our festive fundraising ideas

If you want to support us this Christmas, but you're stuck for ideas - we've got some creative and Christmassy help for getting your fundraising off the ground. With a little imagination and effort, you can raise a lot of money for charity this Christmas. So get out there and start fundraising!

Festive fundraising ideas