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Muddy Challenge to Raise Funds


Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.

In general, a hospice relies on public support for funding who raise ​a large percentage of annual running costs. It is the generosity of members of the public that allow each Hospice to help all the families who need their services.

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Minimagazines heard from The Hospice of St Francis who told us that they are celebrating a 40 year birthday. The Spring Centre at the hospice is a free Health and Wellbeing Centre which can help you to live your precious life well. Everyone that visits the Spring Centre is seen initially by a senior nurse who will spend time getting to know you and understanding your illness and how it is affecting your daily life. They will then recommend a range of services which may include physiotherapy, complementary or creative therapy to help improve your wellbeing, health, independence and confidence.

There is also practical support, such as how to access health benefits when you are ill and a comprehensive range of services to support carers, close friends and family members alongside providing support for children living with someone.

To help fund support of The Hospice of St Francis you could take part in one of their many fundraisers such as the Mud Pack Challenge on Sunday 13th October.

There’s still time to join this messy Challenge in the beautiful autumnal surroundings of Ashridge House! Teamwork will help get you through, so rally your work colleagues, inspire your friends & family and prepare for some jovial rivalry as you tackle the five (or 10) mile course together, raising vital funds to support our care! Visit


If you or anyone you know has cancer or a life-limiting illness and could benefit from their free support, just fill in a short referral form online or call on 01442 869550.

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