Thames Hospice is just £630,000 away from hitting its £3 million ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraising target to complete the build of a new state-of-the-art hospice by Bray Lake near Maidenhead. The Hospice is set to open its doors to patients in October 2020, leaving three months to raise the remaining £630,000.
Last September the charity launched ‘Raise the Roof’, the most ambitious public fundraising appeal in its 30-year history, to help raise £3 million to complete the new hospice for the community.
Thames Hospice Chief Executive, Debbie Raven, said: "We are so grateful to have received such an extraordinary level of support from our community and delighted to have raised more than £2.3 million so far for this fantastic new facility.
“Thanks to everyone’s kindness and generosity, the finish line of this major project is in sight. We are so grateful to each and every person who has contributed. It’s with their help that we will be able to see the dream hospice for Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire become a reality.”
“The importance of hospice care has never been more critical as we have stepped up to the recent challenges of Covid-19 and the impact this has had on our community.
"With just three months left, I would urge anyone who is able, to get behind us and help us to reach our final target."
Thames Hospice is calling on its amazing supporters to get behind its final fundraising push throughout July, August and September, to help ensure that the new facility is built, furnished and equipped to the level of quality its patients and their loved ones deserve.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
· Click on any of the orange 'Donate' buttons on this website
· A donation of £25 could go a long way towards raising one square metre of a wall in a patient’s bedroom on the Otter wing. Donate at https://www.thameshospice.org.uk/raise-the-walls
· Take on a challenge this summer. Run, cycle or walk and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. Every penny raised represents a new you and a new hospice for our community. You can log your progress and invite loved ones to sponsor you at https://givepenny.com/charity/thames-hospice