St Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne
Situated between a retail park and a college, St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne really is an integral part of the community. Although the award-winning, purpose-built building which was officially opened by HRH Duchess of Cornwall, has only been in use since October 2013, the hospice has been open for patients with any progressive life-limiting illness since 1983.
Serving a catchment area of over 230,000 that extends from Eastbourne out into surrounding towns and villages, the Hospice looks after over 1,500 patients every year. Its care is delivered via its 20-bed inpatient unit as well as the Wellbeing Centre, which has its own gym and offers treatments, classes and counselling. There is also a Hospice at Home team who visit and care for patients in their own homes. The Triage Service provides patients and health professionals a direct number they can call at any time of day or night and speak to one of its Registered Nurses for help, advice and reassurance. Collectively, the services provided address the physical, emotional, spiritual and social needs of the patient and support the family facing, and living with, loss.
Aiming to encourage the community to use the beautiful building and its gardens, the hospice has a café in its central area, The Street. This light, open space at the heart of the hospice regularly plays host to lunchtime recitals and other events.
How playing the Local Hospice Lottery helps St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne)
Over 70% of St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s income needs to be raised from voluntary sources and the charity needs to raise over £13,000 each and every day. Your support of the care provided at St Wilfrid’s Hospice will make a real difference to patients and their families.
Profits from the Local Hospice Lottery help towards St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) running costs and provides a regular stream of income which they can rely on receiving, each and every month. Not only does this help to provide essential care and support to local families right now, it also enables the Hospice to plan and develop their services for the future.
In 2022, £11.9 million was raised from tickets purchased by players supporting all participating hospices, with 3% spent on prizes, 12% spent on administration and management and 19% reinvested to recruit new lottery players. The remaining 66% was given to hospice care – an amazing total of £7.8 million.
Local Hospice Lottery will give between 60% and 80% of profits from individuals playing in support St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) to St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne). This is expected to be at least £1,600,000 over five years from April 2022.
For more information about the services provided by St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) and the other ways you can help:
St Wilfrid’s Hospice (Eastbourne) is a Registered Charity, Number 283686