The Hospice of St Francis is delighted to announce a new partnership with Aitchisons Estate Agents called Every Home is Precious.
Every Home is Precious combines the wonderful work that the Hospice does to care and support people living with life-limiting illnesses with an estate agent that values customer needs and takes immense pride in matching people to homes.
Aitchisons has been a strong supporter of the Hospicefor several years and has now committed to helping it to increase awareness of its work and to generate much needed funds to help with its running costs. In addition, at peak intervals throughout the year, the Estate Agent is committed to making a donation for all new sole agency instructions (upon exchange of contracts).
As the Hospice approaches its 40th anniversary, colleagues from Aitchisons’ local offices will join volunteers and fundraisers to participate in local events. The business will also utilise their advertising forums to raise the profile of the Hospice, and in effect, be one of its strategic marketing partners across the areas it covers.
Andy Young, Director and Head of Residential at Aitchisons, commented “We are pleased to continue to support The Hospice of St Francis, and are very excited to launch the new Partnership. Every Home is Precious recognises the comparable aspirations of both the Hospice and Aitchisons in their individual roles in the community. Whether you are a nurse caring for someone in their own home or a property expert searching for someone’s first home, the foundations are the same. We are all looking forward to progressing the new initiatives scheduled to promote the Charity over the comings months and in the longer term.”
Kate Phipps-Wiltshire, Chief Executive Officer at The Hospice of St Francis, commented “From ambitious beginnings in 1979 when our first community nurse supported 20 people, our current multi-disciplinary team of professionals, vocationally trained staff and dedicated volunteers support 2,000 people every year and our community nurses provide care at home seven days a week. It is local people who raise more than £8 in every £10 we spend helping to ensure our care is free to anyone who needs it. As the number of people needing hospice care is growing, the traditional association that a Hospice is only there for the end of life is strong. We need to double the reach of our care over the next 10 years and show local people how much of that care takes place at home. Our Partnership with Aitchisons is incredibly exciting in helping us to achieve both these aims.”
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