We would like to extend a huge thank you to the following individuals, trusts, companies and community groups who have donated or pledged funds towards the new build. Without your support we would not be able to make our dream of serving the community for the future a reality.
“The Edward Gostling Foundation is a grant making charity based in Windsor and we partner with several operational charities nationally, providing funding towards projects that will improve the quality of life for people with a disability or long-term illness. Large grants are an exception but every now and again we come across a project that if implemented will bring about transformational change to individuals in need, their families and carers. This year we are delighted to have found just such a project on our own doorstep and are proud to have become a Founding Lifetime Patron of Thames Hospice as they seek to fundraise for the £6M needed to build their new hospice in Bray, serving the communities of Berkshire and South Bucks.
Our grant of £500,000 will fund the build and fit out cost of the Education and Learning Centre. This new centre is a vital part of the Hospice and will provide palliative and end of life care training opportunities for healthcare professionals across the UK helping them to expand their knowledge, competency and proficiency. Both the The Edward Gostling Foundation and Thames Hospice have a vision that all people living with a life limiting illness and their loved ones will be treated with dignity and have access to the best palliative end of life care possible. The new The Edward Gostling Foundation Education Centre will help bring this vision closer to reality.”
Philip & Irene Courtenay-Luck
“Myself and my team have raised funds for Thames Hospice to initially assist with the building of Pine Lodge, then to assist in sustaining its annual operational income needs and now for its new Bray Lake building. This is in support of the Hospice and the wonderful staff and helpers who work tirelessly in making patients and visitors alike so welcome and comfortable plus giving people in their hour of need the dignity you regrettably cannot find in a normal hospital ward. Due to the fact that the government only supply funding at below 50% of total need, it is important that fundraising groups such as ours do continue to make up the balance if the hospice movement is to continue to survive. The hospice movement is an essential backup to the NHS and requires support to continue to prosper and provide unrivaled end-of-life care”.