Hospice appeals to businesses to support vital services

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is urging the local business community to step up and support its vital services this year as the charity continues to help those most vulnerable in the fight against Covid-19.

The hospice is inviting businesses to support a charity that has been on the frontline throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hospice has been supporting patients, both on the inpatient unit and via telephone and video call for the day hospice programme, educating care homes and healthcare professionals, launching a 24/7 telephone advice service, extending bereavement services in the community and launching a homelessness project.

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is a charity, and relies heavily on the generosity of the local community to fund its vital care.

It costs £24,658 to run the hospice services every day.

Partnerships nanager, Helen Rawnsley, said: “None of us could have ever imagined the events of the last 12 months. Despite all the restrictions, our doctors, nurses, social workers and bereavement team counsellors are still bringing peace, comfort and dignity to local people with life-limiting illnesses.

“That’s why we are calling on the Birmingham business community to support our hospice in 2021. We want our corporate partnerships to bring mutual value, so we’ll make sure that your own business objectives are achieved as well. We’ll work with you to create a bespoke partnership, tailored to your business that will make a huge impact to our vital services.”