£3 MILLION FUNDRAISING APPEAL TO COMPLETE NEW HOSPICE
Thames Hospice Camberley shop to host launch party
Thames Hospice today announced the launch of RAISE THE ROOF, the most ambitious public fundraising appeal in the charitys 30-year history, to help raise the final £3million urgently needed to complete the build of a new state-of-the-art hospice for the community. With up to ten families a day not getting the hospice care they need, Thames Hospice desperately needs to expand the care it can provide for local families with the new hospice.
To raise awareness and the final £3 million needed to complete the new hospice, the charity will launch its RAISE THE ROOF appeal with a day of celebrations at its recently opened Camberley store on the High Street, on Friday 13 September 2019 from 11.30am. Shoppers will have the opportunity to mingle with special guests, enjoy refreshments throughout the day, as well as support its urgent appeal.
Debbie Raven, Thames Hospice Chief Executive, said: We have been overwhelmed by the incredible support of the Camberley community since we opened our shop earlier this year. Please help spread the word about our urgent appeal to raise the final £3 million we need to complete your new hospice.
Come and join us at our Camberley store and lets Raise the Roof together!
The Camberley celebration is just one of a series of exciting roadshow events taking place between 7 14 September 2019. The charity is delighted to have support from TV stars throughout the week – much-loved actress and Thames Hospice Ambassador Sue Holderness will delight shoppers in both Windsor (7 September) and Dedworth (12 September), whilst one of the biggest stars of children’s television Dani Harmer will join in the celebrations at Bracknell (11 September). Actor and author Tim Brooke-Taylor will launch the campaign in Wokingham (14 September), with BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, actor and author Ross Kemp entertaining the crowds in Maidenhead (14 September).
Thames Hospice is one of the busiest independent hospices in the UK, but is no longer able to keep up with the increasing number of people who desperately need the charitys services. Every day the Inpatient Unit and Community Services are full and each day there will be up to ten people left at home or in a hospital bed when it is not what they want or need. The current situation will only get worse as the local population continues to grow and age. The Hospices much-loved existing building in Windsor has been added to, altered and expanded and cannot be adapted any further to meet the growing demand.
To put that right, construction started at the beginning of this year on a new £22 million state-of-the-art hospice which will provide urgent hospice care and support to even more local families now, and for generations to come. Set in eight stunning acres by Bray Lake, the new hospice will include 28 private inpatient rooms all with their own bathrooms and space for families to stay overnight. Thames Hospice will be able to double its day services provision in a dedicated Day Therapy Centre, and a brand new education centre and library which will allow the charity to support community healthcare professionals involved in end-of-life care as well as carers.
Lisa Parris-Cambridge, a patient who is currently accessing the services at Thames Hospice, said: Thames Hospice has been there for me and my girls. They provide the care, counselling and support that make my diagnosis better to deal with. I cant imagine what life would be like for others in the same situation left without Thames Hospices support.
To find out how you can support Thames Hospice Raise the Roof appeal and for more information about our roadshows, please visit www.raisetheroof2020.org.uk
Text RAISE to 70970 to give £5 for a roof rafter
Text RAISE to 70191 to give £10 for ten bricks