At Saint Catherine’s we are doing everything we can to keep our patients, families, staff , volunteers and supporters safe at this difficult time.
Our key clinical services are still running, which means that patients are still being cared for in the hospice and at home.
However, in line with Government guidance and with safety paramount, we have taken the decision to reduce some face-to-face services and restrict visitors on site. Also, our hospice shops will be closed for the time being and we have postponed all of our fundraising events that were planned during the next few months.
Every decision being made is in the best interests of our patients, families, volunteers and staff.
We need your continued support and help more than ever as we continue to pay and support all our members of staff – we appreciate every donation, every message and every offer of support.

For current Government advice and help available for the extremely vulnerable, please go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

A special message for Volunteers’ Week 2020

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A special message for Volunteers’ Week 2020

June 1st 2020

Volunteers’ Week is taking place from 1-7 June, which is an annual event and chance to say thank you for the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.

At Saint Catherine’s, we have around 550 volunteers, who help with roles across the whole organisation – including in our shops, gardens, in-patient unit, fundraising offices, kitchens and more.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers have been staying safe at home, in line with Government guidance and with their health and wellbeing the number one priority.

So with this in mind, this year’s Volunteers’ Week looks very different. However, still wanted to mark the occasion by highlighting the importance of volunteers and the amazing difference they make.

By giving their time freely, their contribution to the organisation is worth around £1 million a year – but to us they are priceless.

Debbie Hilton, staff and volunteer services manager, said: “We are really missing our wonderful volunteers and we know they are missing being at Saint Catherine’s.

“So to all our volunteers, we want to let you know that we are all OK and we hope you are too. We miss you all and we are looking forward to seeing you again when it’s safe to do so.”

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