Dorothy House Christmas Appeal

25th November 2021, 2:52pm | By Alan Elkington | Event Date : 20211126

Dorothy House Christmas Appeal

Help local families stay together this Christmas

The need for end of life care is growing and Dorothy House is launching a special Christmas Appeal to make it possible for more families to be together at home during their loved one’s final days. Your support will help to make sure that no one is forced to spend Christmas in hospital, away from their family, especially when it may be their last.

72% of people prefer to die at home, surrounded by family and home comforts. Dorothy House makes this possible with their team of nurses, carers and community services that are free of charge to anyone in our community who has a life-limiting illness or needs palliative care.

And post-pandemic, Dorothy House needs your support more than ever, especially at Christmas, when more patients want to be at home with those they love.

Margaret Merritt, whose husband Vic recently received Dorothy House care at home, shared how much it meant to them:

“Dorothy House care makes it possible for families to be together at home to the very end. My husband spent his final months and days in the comfort of his own home with his family around him. I can’t ever thank Dorothy House enough for that.”

You can support this appeal by giving today. A gift of £42, for example, can help the Hospice provide 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 in safe hands.

With shops full of throwaway 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 who need 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.

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