On Friday 24th April 1987, at approximately 3pm, St Michael’s Hospice was officially opened by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, marking the beginnings of an invaluable asset in Hastings and Rother. In recognition of this momentous occasion, the Hospice will be celebrating its 30th anniversary throughout 2017.
Since opening its doors, we have welcomed thousands of patients, providing excellent holistic care and support for all those throughout Hastings and Rother affected by a progressive life-limiting illness or bereavement. Over the past 30 years, our services have developed to offer high standards of palliative care and support, including Hospice at Home care, Bereavement Services and the award winning Hospice Neighbours scheme.
We are looking to celebrate its 30th anniversary with the residents of Hastings and Rother by holding 30 events in 30 places, including Celebratory Teas in six locations.
Celia Pyke-Lees, Chief Executive at the Hospice, said “We will be welcoming and encouraging everyone in Hastings and Rother to be a part of our 30th anniversary events and celebrations. The community plays a vital role in the work we do, and without the support of those who generously give their time or donations, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide our specialist care and support.”
Supporters are also invited to create a personalised fabric bunting panel, which will be taken to celebratory events throughout 2017. If you would like to create a bunting panel, a template can be downloaded from here. Additionally, the we are appealing for recipes to include in a 30th Anniversary recipe book, which will be available in the Autumn. If you would like to submit a recipe for consideration, please email us.
If you would like to find out more about Hospice events in 2017, please visit www.stmichaelshospice.com or www.facebook.com/stmichaelshos...