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

Sunflower Memories Appeal 2020

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Sunflower Memories Appeal 2020

June 15th 2020

As we move from Spring to Summer, we are delighted to be launching our Sunflower Memories Appeal once more.

This year, facing the challenge of COVID-19 has brought uncertain and difficult times for everyone and we do hope you are keeping safe and well. Despite these difficult times our staff have continued to provide outstanding care, day and night, for patients and their loved ones both within the hospice and in their homes.

It takes a community to make a hospice and with your support, we can continue to be there for patients and their families when they need us the most – together we are Saint Catherine’s.

To run all of our services it costs around £6 million a year, with only a third of our funding available from the NHS. We rely on the generosity of the community and our dedicated supporters to ensure we can raise the remainder – around £11,000 a day – and continue to provide our much-needed care. We have received some government support during these unprecedented times; however this will not cover all of the money we need to raise to continue to provide our care.

We would be really grateful if you choose to support this year’s Sunflower Appeal. Kindly donate through our Just Giving page linked below or call our fundraising department on 01723 378406 and any donation you can give will go directly towards patient care.

During this time, we will create displays of sunflowers in our gardens and chapel in memory of loved ones and in recognition of your continued support, which we will show to you all throughout the appeal.

On behalf of all of us here at Saint Catherine’s, thank you so much for your support – it is truly appreciated 💜

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