Thank You

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of The Hospice of St Francis. We are proud to have been helping local people to live their precious lives well for over 40 years, in the Hospice itself and in people’s homes.

Throughout the year we will be reflecting on our history, looking to the future of our care and thanking you all for your support that makes it possible. This is an important time for us to come together and remember all those we’ve cared for, whilst making sure we can continue caring for years to come.

We have lots of exciting activities and events coming up throughout 2019 and we hope you will get involved during this special year.


Hospice 40th Birthday




Our History

1979 - 2019

Explore our history by taking a look through our interactive timeline!

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Share your memories of 40 years of our care!

Your Memories

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Sharing Precious Memories

Your Precious Memories

Hear from our founders as well as patients, relatives and volunteers.

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Birthday Events

Our Birthday Events

Join us this year and help celebrate our 40th Birthday.

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Fortify our Future

Help Fortify Our Future

A regular gift of just 40p a day (£12 a month) can make a huge difference...





The Hospice in numbers...

1979 vs 2019



Current Annual Facts and Figures...

Over 2000 patients
patients supported each year

Patient visits
visits to patients in their own homes

give us 130,000 hours every year

10 pound every minute
to do what we do, costs £10 every minute

our shop customers typically spend £8 per sale

76 children
supported by our Children's Services during times of loss

Inpatient Unit Care
of care on our Inpatient Unit has been funded in recent years by Gifts in Wills

the most frequent donation is £40 a year

specialist hospice care
of specialist Hospice care for patients on our Inpatient Unit

87% of our income is raised in partnership with local people


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