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Hospice Care Week 2018

07/10/2018

'Heart My Hospice' during Hospice Care Week
This week Wakefield Hospice - along with charitable hospices across the UK - is encouraging the public to support their local hospice in whatever way they can - whether by donating, volunteering or showing they care on social media.

The theme for this year’s Hospice Care Week – which takes place from 8-14 October and is led by national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK is 'Heart my Hospice'.
We are encouraging the local community to share stories on social media using the hashtag #HeartMyHospice.
 
More than nine in ten people (92 per cent) say that hospices are “an important asset to their community” according to an earlier ComRes survey commissioned by Hospice UK.
 
More than half of those surveyed (52 per cent) have interacted with a hospice in some way, such as donating money to help support hospice care (27 per cent).
 
And more than a third of those surveyed (37 per cent) say they would be willing to volunteer for a hospice, with one in seven (14 per cent) saying they would be “very willing” to work in a hospice.
 
Hospice Care Week will be promoted in our hospice’s shops in Wakefield city centre, Horbury and Ossett. The shops are among 2,000 across the UK which help raise vital funds for hospice care.

Hospices have a special place in people’s hearts, especially for those who have seen first-hand the incredible care they provide to loved ones. We hope that during Hospice Care Week the public will take up the opportunity to show their affection for hospices whole-heartedly and demonstrate their support in practical ways whether donating, volunteering or spreading the word about hospice care on social media.

Each year across the UK more than 200,000 terminally ill people receive hospice care. Hospice care supports adults and children living with life-limiting conditions to live life as fully as possible.