Right in the middle of the pre-Christmas rush we were asked by Robert Olliver-Jones, West Sussex artist if we could provide some canvasses to raise money for St Wilfrid's Hospice.
Naturally we were very happy to help with such a great cause.
Here are some images we have reproduced, more information can be found on Robert's website - http://robertolliverjones.co.uk
St Wilfrid's Hospice are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. Since opening their doors to their first patient in January 1987, they have cared for over 11,000 local people and at any one time caring for around 200 people in the community, offering support to their families and friends.
All their services are provided free of charge and they are not a part of the NHS, relying on public support to raise 86% of their annual running costs, which this year will exceed £5.8 million.
St. Wilfrid's Hospice provides a range of services to patients and families. They care for patients at home, in their Day Hospice and on their Inpatient Unit, and offer support to families in many ways:
St. Wilfrid's have a multidisciplinary team of clinical and caring professionals to ensure the highest quality of care is delivered where it is needed.
Their inpatient unit consists of 14 individual bedrooms with en-suite facilities and accommodates patients with a range of needs.
They have a team of nurse specialists who provide Community Care to patients at home and many of those patients make use of the Day Hospice facilities. Some patients are also supported at home by the Hospice At Home team. The medical team works closely with the whole multidisciplinary team to optimise the quality of patient care.
St Wilfrid’s continue to work with patients through the Rehabilitation Service and help them remain at home and achieve as much as possible. Hospital Support is provided by the medical team.
St Wilfrid’s also have a psychological and social care team who offer a range of support for families and carers. Patients and families are further supported through Complementary Therapies, Spiritual Care, Support for carers, and Bereavement Care.
You can read more about the amazing work they do at www.stwh.co.uk