Rebuilding a new future for St Michael's Hospice
Last July we awoke to the news of the dreadful fire at our beloved Hospice. Now several months since the launch of our £1,000,000 capital appeal (the Phoenix Appeal) we are delighted to announce the response from our supporters and local community has been truly amazing.
We are very pleased to announce the total money pledged towards the Phoenix Appeal, launched at the beginning of the year to help fund the re-building of the Hospice following last year’s fire, has now reached the initial target of £1m. This tremendous result reflects the importance of St Michael’s Hospice to the local community, and the generosity of a wide range of individual donors and grant giving trusts. During the course of the rebuild project, additional work has been identified to improve the building still further and to ensure the highest safety and care standards. This additional work includes an upgrade to one of the lifts, the installation of ceiling mounted hoists in some of the patient rooms, and significant work to the Hospice drainage system. This will all further enhance visitor comfort and accessibility and ensure that patients, families, staff and volunteers alike can move more easily around the building. The total cost of these additional works will be in the region of £220,000.
Perdita Chamberlain, Head of Income Generation at the Hospice, commented: ‘We are very grateful for the many grants we have received from both local and national trusts which have enabled us to reach this total. Together with the donations we have received from our wonderful supporters we are hopeful we can reach our new target of £1,250,000 by the end of 2016. I would like to thank you everyone who has contributed to the Phoenix Appeal and also those who continue to support St Michael’s Hospice in so many ways’.
We are pleased to announce that on Monday 5th September we moved all our In-Patients back to the Hospice (25 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards on Sea).
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For more information about our ‘Phoenix Appeal’, please contact 01424 456369 or email us.