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St Oswald’s Hospice is a safe space for everyone, a home from home, a haven where people feel comfortable, warm and secure. It’s what our staff strive for and what our patients and families need.

But while patient care is the heart of what the hospice does, St Oswald’s Hospice is also bricks and mortar, a shell within which all of the vital services our community needs, take place. While care is our top priority, our building, the place where so much good happens, really needs some TLC too.

This Christmas, will you help raise £40,000 to fund the repairs and upgrades needed to provide the fundamental things our patients need – warmth, safety and comfort?

Our main building is now 36 years old and regular, expensive repairs and upgrades are required to keep our hospice operating. But as energy prices and the cost of living rises, making sure our building is as well cared for as our patients has become an increasing challenge.

Our 12 Fixes of Christmas wishlist

We are asking for your support to fund several essential projects.

Where a present wrapped in shiny paper and a bow will offer brief moments of joy, making sure our hospice building is cared for is a gift that will benefit everyone who walks through our doors, every month of every year.

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With your help we hope to raise the £40,000 this winter, so our Christmas wish list will become a reality and our building can continue to be a safe haven for our community, when they need us.

Every penny of your donation will help us to improve and upgrade our hospice building, as detailed in our wish list.

Thank you, so much, for your kind support of our work, our patients and our families.

Target: £40,000

Total raised: £2012

Thank you so much for your support

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Your generous support could help us fund some of our urgent projects below:

Meet Jane

“Any donations we receive to this campaign will help my team to tackle the continual upgrades and improvements a building the size of St Oswald’s needs. Our building is very precious to us, as it’s a place where people need to feel safe at the most challenging time of their lives.

Our 12 Fixes of Christmas Wish List might not be the most glamorous, but each item is essential in helping to provide our patients with the warmth, privacy, comfort and security they need and deserve. Each time one of these items is ticked off our list, thanks to your generous support, families from across the region will benefit now and for many Christmases to come."

Jane Hamblin, Head of Facilities

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