St.Oswald's Giving Day

St.Oswald’s Giving Day

St Oswalds Giving Day – Help raise 300k for the hospice.

We at InNewcastle are always keen to help support local charities where possible, especially as they are literally on my doorstep. 

So when I was approached by the fundraising contact at the Hospice who invited me down to find out more about its origins, facilities, care they provide and to find out more about a massive fundraising effort they are making in one 33 hour session I couldn’t say no. 

For those of you that don’t know, St. Oswald’s Hospice is a leading palliative care facility based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. It is a charitable organization that offers hospice care to individuals and their families facing life-limiting illnesses.

The hospice was founded in 1977 by a group of individuals who saw the need for better end-of-life care in the region. Since then, it has grown to become one of the most respected hospices in the country, providing a range of services to patients, including inpatient care, day hospice, outpatient clinics, and community outreach.

One of the unique features of St. Oswald’s Hospice is its holistic approach to care. The hospice recognizes that a patient’s well-being is not just about treating their physical symptoms but also addressing their emotional, social, and spiritual needs. To this end, the hospice employs a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers, who work together to provide personalised care to each patient.

St. Oswald’s Hospice has both an inpatient unit, which provides specialist care to patients with complex symptoms or those who require round-the-clock care, and a day hospice, which offers a range of activities and therapies to help patients and their families manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. 

Additionally, the hospice has outpatient clinics, where patients can receive medical consultations and other treatments without having to be admitted to the inpatient unit.

The gardens at St. Oswald’s Hospice are an important part of the hospice’s holistic approach to patient care. The hospice has several gardens spread throughout its grounds, which provide patients, families, and staff with a peaceful and calming environment.

One of the things that sets St. Oswald’s Hospice apart from other hospices is its commitment to community outreach. The hospice offers a range of services to patients and their families in their homes, including symptom management, nursing care, and emotional support. The hospice also offers bereavement support to individuals who have lost a loved one.

You may have seen that St. Oswald’s Hospice operates a network of charity shops across the North East of England, which sell a range of second-hand items, including clothing, furniture, books, and household goods. Now I’ve been I’m noticing them everywhere! The proceeds from the shops go towards funding the hospice’s operations and providing care to patients with life-limiting illnesses.

The hospice’s charity shops are an important source of income for the hospice, providing a vital stream of funding that enables the hospice to continue providing high-quality care to patients and their families. The shops also play a crucial role in raising awareness of the hospice’s work, and in engaging with the local community.

St. Oswald’s Hospice relies heavily on charitable donations to fund its operations. The hospice receives support from a range of sources, including individuals, businesses, and community groups. The hospice also organizes a range of fundraising events throughout the year, including sponsored walks, runs, and bike rides.

So… It is on this last note we are raising awareness of their latest campaign! 

Will you be a Giving Day Champion?

Costs are rising and demand for our services is increasing. The difference this campaign will make for our patients and their families is huge.

Can you help St.Oswalds keep it’s doors open for everyone who needs them. 

It’s on of the easiest, most simple fundraising campaigns ever on Tuesday 28th March 2023 – You can get involved simply by creating a fundraising page and sharing it with everyone you know once the Giving Day begins? 

No running, biking or physical efforts. Simply the sharing of the page for friends or family to make donations through. How easy is that! 

This will help them reach more people and raise more awareness, helping them to hit their £300k fundraising target in just 33 hours! Additionally every £1 you raise will unlock £1 from our pledge-pot – the more donations you raise on your page, the more funds you’ll unlock!)

Click below to read more and to get involved as a champion!

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