Hospice Care Week

Jersey Hospice Care calls on local community to ‘Heart My Hospice’ during national Hospice Care Week

Jersey Hospice Care is encouraging islanders to support their hospice by getting involved in volunteering, donating and showing they care during national Hospice Care Week, led by the national hospice of palliative care charity Hospice UK.

The theme for this year’s Hospice Care Week, which takes place from 8 to 14 October, is ‘Heart my Hospice’. Jersey Hospice Care is holding the following events and invites members of the public to join in and show their support, using the hashtag #HeartMyHospice.

  • Motorhome Roadshow – Jersey Hospice Care will be visiting different locations around the island throughout the week in a motorhome. Staff will be on hand to chat about the specialist services they provide, how islanders can help, as well as hosting heart themed arts & crafts activities and offering complementary therapies.
  • Go Yellow Day – islanders are invited to ‘Go Yellow for Hospice’ on Friday 12 October. Dress down day, cakes sales or eating lemons – anything goes! There will also be a scrumptious cake sale in the foyer of Jersey General Hospital manned by a team from Jersey Hospice Care.
  • Show your support on social media – there will be a heart-themed challenge on Jersey Hospice Care social media pages encouraging islanders to shout ‘I #HeartMyHospice’ and share their stories.
  • Jersey Hospice Care Fundraising Shops will also be joining in by going yellow all week.

Gail Caddell, Director of Palliative Care Services, said ‘Hospices have a special place in people’s hearts, especially for those who have seen first-hand the incredible care they provide to loved ones.

‘Jersey Hospice Care was born out of the will of local people, to serve the needs of local people and is funded by our community. We are at the heart of Jersey life and hope islanders will ‘Heart My Hospice’ to ensure we are able to continue to provide specialist palliative care to islanders and their families for free irrespective of age and diagnosis, helping people to live life to the full today, tomorrow and into the future.

‘We are delighted to join Hospice UK for a week of celebration and action about the importance of having good quality specialist palliative care in our island.’

Following Hospice Care Week, Jersey Hospice Care is hosting a special documentary ‘A Love That Never Dies’ by The Good Grief Project on 17 October. The event is open to everyone with full details available on the Jersey Hospice Care website.