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Making a significant personal donation or giving through your own Trust or Foundation can make a real difference to the care your local hospice provides and the lives of the patients and families we support.

The Hospice of St Francis is a charity that provides free, expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in West Herts and South Bucks, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or background. We also support their families, carers and those close to them.

We rely on voluntary donations from our local community to raise 80% of the over £5 million we need annually to fund our care.

We are extremely grateful to those donors who have generously supported us over the years and who have made ground-breaking projects possible; projects such as the construction of our purpose-built Hospice, and building of our therapeutic garden, as well as the continuation and development of our professional care.

People give large donations for many different reasons and we are always keen to hear the stories that have inspired such generosity. We place great importance on our relationships with our philanthropists and care deeply about matching their interests with those of the Hospice and having a meaningful relationship throughout their journey with us.

If you would like to discuss how you could make a significant impact with your gift, please contact our Head of Philanthropy, Anna Bates by email at or call 01442 869 555 (ext. 234), for a confidential conversation. 



The Guardians of St Francis

We are seeking supporters to become generous Guardians of the Hospice, to ensure that our vital bereavement services continue to be in place now and in the future.

For a minimum gift of £200 a month for at least four years our Guardians will contribute to secure the provision of bereavement support.

Guardians will be invited to an exclusive annual Thank You event and receive a special annual newsletter updating them on the ongoing work of the Hospice and the impact of the services they are supporting.

Left to right: Hospice CEO Kate Phipps-Wiltshire with Charlie Toner, Sandra Wicks, Anna Bates and Kimberley McLaughlin

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