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Thank You

2019 marked the 40th anniversary of The Hospice of St Francis. We were 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 reflected on our history, looked to the future of our care and thanked everyone for their continous support which made it possible then, as it still does now. It was an important time for us to come together and remember all those we’d cared for, whilst making sure we could continue caring for years to come.

We had lots of exciting activities and events throughout 2019 and we were delighted that so many got involved during that special year.


Hospice 40th Birthday




Our History

1979 - 2019

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

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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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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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