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Hospice Care Week (9-15 October) is an annual week of activity which helps change people’s perceptions and raise the profile of hospice care across the UK.
‘We are hospice care’ is the theme for this year’s Hospice Care Week. We will be using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show the many faces of hospice care and share some of the inspiring stories of the variety of people involved in it.
From nurses to volunteers, chefs to chaplains, corporate partners to carers, this theme is about celebrating everyone involved in providing and supporting hospice care.
The simplest way to get involved in Hospice Care Week and help raise awareness of hospice care is by joining in with the conversation on social media.
This year’s Hospice Care Week takes place over the week of 9-15 October and there are many different ways you can get involved by supporting St Barnabas House.
We will be kicking-off Hospice Care Week 2017 by holding our annual South Downs Trek challenge event, so you could sign up to take part in that before registration closes on Sunday 24 September.
If trekking or running isn’t your thing, perhaps you could hold a Big Get Together with family and friends to raise money?
Remember, whatever you do to support St Barnabas House during Hospice Care Week, you will be helping us to provide end of life and palliative care for thousands of local people.
Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care in the UK. To find out more about Hospice Care Week, please visit the Hospice UK website.
Richard Sampey was referred to the Respiratory Service at St Barnabas House and started visiting the Day Hospice in March.
A former locksmith, Richard was in a very dark stage of his life when he was first introduced to the hospice, and discovering the care services available was a revelation to him.
Having witnessed care services provided by the hospice first-hand, Richard was very keen to share his story and help to raise awareness of the outstanding support offered, and address some of the misconceptions that people have about the word ‘hospice’.
We are telling Richard’s story throughout Hospice Care Week. Read Richard’s story here.