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Open Up Hospice Care


Hospice care aims to provide support to every family facing a life-limiting condition, whoever they are and wherever they need it. The Open Up Hospice Care campaign aims to raise awareness to help ensure that more people can access the expert and compassionate support hospices provide.

Hospice care is so much more than a building where you go to die. When we care for someone at the end of their life we’ve only got one chance to get it right. It’s vital that we’re there to offer expert and compassionate support to every family in need.

But for many people in the UK today hospice care isn’t an option. People are dying in places they don’t want or need to be, longing for the warmth of their own beds. And many families are left with little or no support at the time they need it the most.

Hospice care aims to provide tailored support to those with a life-limiting condition, no matter who they are or what they’re going through. We listen, understand and treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve.

On average more than 325 people a day, who would benefit from hospice care, are not able to get the compassionate and expert support they need. And as the strain on our NHS increases and our population ages, this number is set to increase further.

75% of hospice care in the Wakefield district is funded by voluntary donations. Wakefield Hospice relies on the generosity of the local community to help us continue to provide care and support to local families.

Taste of Home

Part of the Open Up Hospice Care campaign includes a new initiative called a ‘Taste of Home’.

This simple event encourages supporters to make a memorable meal to share with family and friends in exchange for a donation. Most of us will agree that food comes attached to special memories. Sunday lunches with all the family? Learning to cook with grandma? Sharing that food with family and friends helps us to share those special memories.

This March, we’re asking supporters old and new to hold a special Taste of Home event, this could be a dinner party, coffee morning or afternoon tea to help raise funds for Wakefield Hospice.  You can host your event at home, school or work and invite family, friends and colleagues to join you.

We would like as many people as possible to take part in this fundraising activity to help raise funds for patient care at Wakefield Hospice.

To request a ‘Taste of Home’ fundraising pack please contact the fundraising office on 01924 331401 or email

Wakefield Hospice is hosting its own Taste of Home event on Thursday 21 March at The Quarry Tapas & Bottlery with a Taste of Tapas’.  Tickets for the event are £25 and includes a delicious three course sharing tapas menu with entertainment from a Michael BublĂ© tribute.  For tickets and further information contact the fundraising office on 01924 331401 or email