St Elizabeth Hospice today launched its 25th anniversary campaign by asking supporters to do something extraordinary and Sponsor a Nurse.
The Hospice’s nursing teams cared for around 2,000 patients from East Suffolk and South Norfolk in the last year – and since the Hospice opened in 1989, almost 20,000 people have been supported.
This has only been possible due to donations and fundraising over the years by the local community – which make up the majority of the Hospice’s running costs.
We are encouraging donations from individuals, companies and groups online, or by texting NURSE £5 to 70500 to help pay for a nurse to give specialist care to local people throughout 2014. Alternatively you can send your donation by post.
- £10 could pay for a nurse for half an hour
- £20 could pay for a nurse for one hour
- £40 could pay for a nurse for two hours
- £150 could pay for a nurse for a day
- £750 could pay for a nurse for a week
- £3,250 could pay for a nurse for a month
There are also other simple ways you can help mark our 25th anniversary.
Sponsor a Nurse is supported by the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.
Senior nurse Alison Greene said: “Our free local Hospice care is always available for those who need it. Our team of nurses provide specialist help 24 hours a day seven days a week whether it is needed at home, in the community, over the phone or at the Hospice.
“Every day we try and make a difference; helping people overcome their pain, providing a listening ear or a hand to hold. We have cared for almost 20,000 local people in the last 25 years and that has only been possible due to the amazing support of the East Suffolk community.