CHH supports critical work of local charity Birmingham Hospice
CHH is proud to be supporting Birmingham Hospice, a key Midlands charity providing end-of-life care for the terminally ill and for their families. Our Finance Director Chris Wilde has held a charity cinema night to support the cause and aided by a donation from the business raised an incredible £3,000.
On an average day, Birmingham Hospice provides care for around 1,000 people living with a life-limiting illness. From caring for those in Inpatient Units, to providing vital day services in its Living Well Centres, and supporting families with personalised bereavement counselling, its compassionate team are always on hand to provide support.
The charity has a proud heritage in the city. In 2021, Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices merged to become Birmingham Hospice, with a combined 157-year history. It is now delivering care on a whole new scale and each year the charity needs to raise £5.5 million of voluntary donations so local people can receive the vital support they need.
CHH’s Finance Director Chris Wilde has been fundraising for Birmingham Hospice for many years through his famed music quizzes and discos. His latest event, a cinema night held at the city’s Great Barr Conservative Club, attracted around 100 people. Proceeds from the raffle and a separate charity music night by a local singer raised £1,700.
Many people at CHH know friends or family who have accessed end of life care at Birmingham Hospice and the charity is dear to our hearts. CHH topped up Chris’ fundraising pot to £3,000 in recognition of his dedication and the hospice’s invaluable work.
Chris said: “This is by far the most I have ever raised, and I want to thank everyone at CHH for their support. We have now presented the cheque to the charity, and they are extremely grateful. As the primary provider of hospice care in Birmingham. It is heavily reliant on the public’s generosity, and we plan to continue to support it in the years to come.”
An estimated 100,000 people in the UK who could benefit from palliative care die without receiving it each year. Demand for this expert care continues to rise as people live longer, and with increasingly complex needs.
CHH’s Chief Executive Officer Paul Turner said: “The hospice touches so many people’s lives and we want to play our part in helping them care for as many people in our community as possible. We are proud of Chris’ efforts and would encourage other individuals and businesses to help the charity raise much needed funds.”
The hospice believes that everyone living with a terminal diagnosis should be able to live and die with dignity and in comfort, and access the care of their choice, whenever and wherever they want to. Every pound you donate will enable someone across Birmingham and Sandwell to receive the care and support they deserve.
Can buy a teddy bear with a recording of a loved one’s voice for a bereaved child to treasure as a keepsake.
Could pay for a bereavement support session to help a family member cope with the loss of a loved one.
Could pay for a community nurse to visit someone at home, helping them manage their symptoms and coordinating their care.
Could cover the cost of a home visit from an Occupational Therapist to help people to be as independent as possible.
Find out more about how you can support the work of Birmingham Hospice:
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