St. Luke’s Hospice has highlighted the impact of the cost of living crisis as it appeals for donations during a challenging winter.
The charity, which provides compassionate palliative and end of life care, is affected by financial challenges due to the cost of living crisis.
Compared to 2021-22, this year the Hospice has experienced increased costs of £720 per day. This equates to an increase of over £260,000 over the course of a year.
The Hospice is continuing to undertake measures to streamline processes and increase efficiencies across the organisation, and exploring new ways and models of raising funds to offset some of the increased costs.
Eileen Marshall, CEO of St. Luke’s Hospice, said: “St. Luke’s Hospice isn’t immune to the impact of the cost of living crisis, but we are committed to continuing support for our patients and their families through these difficult times, as we have done for over 31 years.
“As a charity we are supported by our wonderful community who donate, fundraise, volunteer, leave gifts in their Will, and more, enabling us to continue providing compassionate, palliative and end-of-life care to those who need it. We are hugely grateful to anyone who is able to donate, particularly in these challenging times.”
Your donations will help St. Luke’s Hospice continue to provide care for people living in Basildon and Thurrock who have recently been diagnosed or are living with a life-challenging or life-limiting illness.
You can donate today by calling the Fundraising team on 01268 524 973 or visit the charity’s website www.stlukeshospice.com/winter-appeal.