The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Help us to improve access to hospice services for patients and visitors who have dementia!

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is back and your donations to St. Joseph’s Hospice through The Big Give will be DOUBLED for one week only, starting at midday on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

As part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021, we have set ourselves the challenge of raising £10,000. If we succeed, every penny will be matched. That means that if we reach our target, your donations will be worth at least £20,000!

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You donation through The Big Give, will help to fund our Dementia Friendly Access Project, enabling us to provide dementia friendly signage and assistive technology equipment for patients with dementia. It will also fund new dementia friendly décor in patient rooms and communal areas.

Around 200 patients are admitted to the hospice every year to access end of life care and support, many of whom have dementia, alongside other life limiting illnesses. Our aim is to make these vulnerable patients as comfortable as possible. This starts with an environment that is easy to navigate, calm and pleasant, fit for purpose and meets the needs of both patients and visitors to the hospice who have memory and/or cognition issues.

Last year, our Big Give Christmas Challenge project was to build two much needed additional patient rooms so that we can care for more patients. We are delighted to announce that these new rooms are now complete and in use, helping us to manage the ever increasing demand for hospice care. So your donations really do make a difference!

Raising funds during the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 will enable us to carry out this much-needed Dementia Friendly Access Project without adversely impacting the hospice financially.

When can I donate?

You can donate from midday on Tuesday 30th November 2021 to midday Tuesday 7st December 2021, by visiting The Big Give to make your donation. If you need help, please call the fundraising team at the hospice on 0151 932 6044.

How are the funds matched?

Once the donation week has ended, all the donations made up to £10,000 will be doubled and the funds sent directly to the hospice. The funds are matched by local businesses who have pledged £5,000 worth of match funding. The other £5,000 will be matched by our Big Give Christmas Challenge partner.

A huge thank you from everyone at the hospice.