After a challenging year of the coronavirus pandemic, St Richard's Hospice is looking forward with hope to the positive times ahead.
The government’s roadmap to easing lockdown in England offers the Foundation a chance to plan how they can safely welcome out-patients, loved ones, volunteers and visitors back to the hospice.
The impact of the pandemic continues to take its toll on the charity sector, and St Richard’s has faced continuous challenges in raising the funds essential to delivering their vital services.
Tricia Cavell, Fundraising Director emphasised the effect Covid-19 has had on charities across the nation:
“Last year was an example like no other of how incredible our community is, with supporters rallying to find ways to safely help us continue our care.
With more than three-quarters of our funding coming from our community, their support is a great source of strength to us all – especially as we look to an uncertain 2021.
We are so grateful to every person who supports our care. Without their help, we simply couldn’t provide our compassionate care to thousands of patients, families, and bereaved people across Worcestershire each year.”
Access solution provider, The Key Safe Company, has offered a token of support to the local foundation as thanks for their continuous hard work and sacrifice. The business has donated 500 blue isolation gowns for St Richard’s Hospice staff to utilise while delivering essential care.
David Ogden, Managing Director of The Key Safe Company has enthused “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to donate essential PPE to such a worthy organisation. The 500 isolation gowns will ensure that St Richard’s Hospice staff can continue providing vital care to some of the region’s most vulnerable residents, all while ensuring the safety of staff. We are grateful to everyone who is working tirelessly to support and protect our NHS, front line and care workers during these challenging times and everyone here at The Key Safe Company will continue to offer our support in whatever means possible.”