Dorothy House Christmas Appeal
Help local families stay together this Christmas
The need for end oflife care is growing and Dorothy House is launching a special Christmas Appealto make it possible for more families to be together at home during their lovedone’s final days. Your support will help to make sure that no one is forced tospend Christmas in hospital, away from their family, especially when it may betheir last.
72% of people preferto die at home, surrounded by family and home comforts. Dorothy House makesthis possible with their team of nurses, carers and community services that arefree of charge to anyone in our community who has a life-limiting illness orneeds palliative care.
And post-pandemic,Dorothy House needs your support more than ever, especially at Christmas, whenmore patients want to be at home with those they love.
Margaret Merritt,whose husband Vic recently received Dorothy House care at home, shared how muchit meant to them:
“Dorothy House care makes it possible for families to be together at hometo the very end. My husband spent his final months and days in the comfort ofhis own home with his family around him. I can’t ever thank Dorothy Houseenough for that.”
You can support thisappeal by giving today. A gift of £42, for example, can help the Hospiceprovide two hours of support from an overnight carer in a patient’s home,allowing family members to rest in the knowledge that their loved one is insafe hands.
With shops full ofthrowaway gifts, Dorothy House is asking the local people of B&NES, Somerset and Wiltshire,to give the gift of dignity, independence and the comfort of home to those whoneed it most this Christmas.
Visit www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/christmas-appeal-2021 today to give one of the most meaningful gifts you’ll give this Christmas.
26 Nov 2021 at 8:00am
until 01 Jan 2022 at 5:00pm
Dorothy House Hospice Care
Bradford on Avon