Pay for an Extra Day - Leap Year Appeal

Help pay for an extra day this Leap Year

Did you know it costs £5,087 per day to fund our Community Team? As 2024 is a leap year, we have a whole extra day to fundraise for!

Make your extra day count and support your local hospice so we can continue to provide vital care to those who need us in Somerset.


Click here to help Pay for an Extra Day


How will my donation make a difference?

Last year our Community Team made 26,685 visits to patients and loved ones in their own homes. They work 365 days a year, come rain or shine (this year 366!) and the care they provide is 100% free of charge to patients and their families. Therefore, your donation will ensure that our Community Team continue to reach local people facing the challenge of a life-limiting illness, providing critical support and care to our patients and their families and carers.

A day in the life of a Community Nurse could include:

  • Administering pain relief & changing dressing to help keep patients comfortable and pain free
  • Writing a prescription for medication if needed to save them having to wait for their GP to issue it
  • Sourcing mobility aides to make life a little easier
  • Providing advice over the phone so no one has to feel alone
  • Arranging an appointment with a complementary therapist, such as aromatherapy to help with stress
  • Sign posting to our other services like spiritual care or patient and family support if the patient wishes

Whatever is needed to help the individual’s wellbeing and quality of life, the team will do their best to provide it.

Tim & Natasha’s Story

"It was a relief to have nurses on hand to help with anything we needed at any time so we could just concentrate on spending precious time together as a family." - Natasha

Read Tim and Natasha's Story here

How much do our services cost?

Could pay for a freshly prepared meal for a patient in our care.
Could pay for one hour of support through our 24/7 adviceline.

Could pay for a visit from a community nurse to help care for someone in the comfort of their own home.

We are asking you, our local community, to get involved this February and help us pay for the extra day.

Click here to help Pay for an Extra Day

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