The Guardians of St Francis

Providing a blanket of bereavement care when it matters most

At the Hospice of St Francis, we look after the whole family, not only our patients.

One of the services we are most proud of is the life changing Adult & Children's Bereavement Services.

The Guardians of St Francis are a group of amazing supporters that help fund the Adult Bereavement and Children’s Services at the Hospice of St Francis.

Every year, our Guardians of St Francis help 638 local children and adults deal with their grief and find their smiles.

The cost of running this vital service is £110,000 a year and with less than 20% of our funding coming from the NHS, we desperately need our Guardians of St Francis to secure its future. There are two tiers of support to suit different levels of commitment.

Guardians of St Francis

Our Guardians have helped

638

local children and adults,
this year, deal with their grief
and find their smiles.

Could you be a Guardian of St Francis and make a difference to those who find themselves needing our support?

Join the Guardians of St Francis and make a difference to the children and adults that really need our support.

As a Guardian you will:

  • Be part of something special with like-minded people in our community
  • Be invited to an exclusive annual thanking event
  • Receive an exclusive badge to wear with pride
  • Receive an annual newsletter on Hospice news and the impact of the bereavement services you support

Join as...

An Adult Bereavement Guardian: £2,400 per year for 4 years

Join as...

A Children’s Services Guardian: £1,500 per year for 3 Years
Our Adult and Children's Bereavement Support team
“I am forever in debt to The Hospice of St Francis for the constant care and kindness they have shown me … they are truly changing people's lives with their support.
You have the opportunity to help continue the support for people like me. And as someone that has gone through the process, I can tell you with full confidence that the money you would give will change people's lives. So please help the Hospice that has and forever will help me.” 
Oliver
Oliver, age 18, is currently having 1:1 counselling support at the Hospice of St Francis and talks passionately about the benefits it has for him and his family.

Get more information about becoming a Guardian

Children being supported at the Hospice

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Aoife Burnell-Smith)

Aoife Burnell-Smith

Supporter Engagement Manager

Get in touch to find out more information about becoming a Guardian of St Francis.
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