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Press Release: The Range donates a gift of £20,000 to Jersey Hospice Care to sponsor a day of care

The Range donates a gift of £20,000 to Jersey Hospice Care to sponsor a day of care

Jersey Hospice Care is one of a number of charities, including other local charities, to have received a donation from the retail chain The Range this summer. Chief Executive Officer at The Range, Alex Simpkin says: “This year we have collectively donated over £190,000 to charities close to The Range’s heart, including Jersey Hospice Care and NSPCC Jersey. It’s a privilege to be able to help these incredible charities through difficult times and we are proud to do so.”

Hospice is delighted to have received a generous donation of £20,000 which will sponsor a day of care, funding all of Hospice’s services at Clarkson House and across the community for one day. This includes providing specialist palliative care in the 12 bed In Patient Unit, care in the community (in the hospital, at home, or other residential settings), as well as extended emotional and bereavement support for those facing the loss of a loved one.

Chief Executive, Emelita Robbins said: “We believe everyone has the right to the highest quality of palliative care and, when the time comes, to have a ‘good death’: free of pain, in the place of their choosing and with those they love. And we believe that this care should be provided for free. This generous gift comes at a time when our fundraising income has been drastically affected as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will ensure that we can continue to provide all of these services, to everyone who needs them, free of charge.”

As a result of the generosity of the community, Hospice continues to provide specialist care to all those living with dying and has been working closely with other organisations including Macmillan Jersey and Government, to provide holistic support and share expertise and skills in caring for those at end of life. During the COVID-19 pandemic, patients have continued to be cared for in the In Patient Unit and the team has worked tirelessly to support visits from loved ones. During lockdown, our community and bereavement teams have provided support via telephone and video calls in order to continue to care for all those who need specialist support at this time.