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Will you go for gold?

2017 is the 35th anniversary of our Island hospice.
 
In recognition of this milestone, all of our fundraisers throughout the year - including those supporting Earl Mountbatten Hospice's Walk the Wight - will receive a limited edition, anniversary badge to say “thank you” for supporting the hospice.
 
Everyone who raises £35 or more will receive a Bronze anniversary badge. Those who go the extra mile and raise £350 or more will receive a Silver anniversary badge. And those who really step up to the challenge and raise £3,500 or more will receive a Gold anniversary badge.
 
How it works
 
Badges will be sent out at the end of every month. Please ensure your donations are sent to us clearly stating your name, address and contact details, otherwise we won’t be able to send your badge.
 
If you haven’t received your badge within 28 days, please contact us on (01983) 217300
 
Badges are awarded on a cumulative basis; once you’ve raised £35 and have received your bronze badge, this amount will count towards your silver badge and so on. Each badge will only be awarded once.
 
When you receive your badge we hope you’ll wear it with pride and inspire others to be as awesome as you!

Badges can only be issued to individual fundraisers. If you are fundraising as part of a team but want the money you’ve raised yourself to count towards your own badge, you would need to send your total in separately with a note saying your contribution also needs to be included towards your team's total.  

If the team total is sent in one go under the name of one individual, the whole amount will be attributed to that one person and they will only receive one badge.

How the money you raise will help


£35 means that we can:

  • pay for an hour of specialist nursing care
  • give any Islander an hour of bereavement counselling from our experts
  • provide a patient with four hours’ respite care, giving family and friends time to have a break
  • give a dying person two hours of personal care in the comfort of their own home

 
£350 means that we can:

  • pay for the care of one patient on our hospice ward for one day
  • supplie enough oxygen to our patients on the hospice ward for one week
  • provide patients with fresh and healthy meals for one day
  • provide 8 people with a group exercise programme in our bespoke rehabilitation gym, to keep living whilst dying

 
£3,500 means that we can:

  • provide 8 patients with one month’s supply of medication and pain relieving drugs
  • provide one month of highly specialised nursing care and support to patients and their families
  • pay for 3 syringe drivers to relieve pain and discomfort for patients by controlling their medication
  • pay for a highly specialised, pressure relieving mattress to give the greatest comfort possible to a dying patient on our hospice ward

 "What should have been a very stressful time was eased by the love, professionalism and warmth we received from all the staff." 

 

Sandra Aldridge, wife of Colin