Local charity, Beaumond House Community Hospice is committed to providing supportive palliative care to patients with life limiting or terminal illnesses and their families.
Around £1,000,000 is needed this year for the charity to continue offering support. Patrick Fisher, the charity’s Chief Executive is appealing to people of Southwell and surrounding villages to help safe guard the future of the hospice by signing up to a regular giving pledge.
The future of the Hospice is threatened if income does not increase by £300,000 per year. Its services currently rely on 70% charitable giving and 30% NHS.
Mr Fisher said “Beaumond House belongs to the people of Newark and district and so I am appealing directly to each and every one of you to sign up to make a regular monthly donation to Beaumond House.”
Beaumond House looks after around 250 people at any one time and is helping more people than ever through what can be the most difficult of times.
Donating just £3 a month for a year could help pay for an hour of Hospice care for someone in their own home. £5.50 a month for a year would fund a day care place and £33 a month for a year could help to pay for a night of respite at Beaumond House.
Patrick Fisher said: “Setting up a standing order is so simple just complete the form on page 29 of this month’s Bramley newspaper and send it to Beaumond House and we will do the rest. Your gift will be worth even more to us if you also complete the gift aid declaration. This will mean that for every £1 you donate to us we can claim an additional 25p on your behalf direct from HMRC – it won’t cost you a penny. We will let you know when we start receiving your funds and it will come with a huge thank you from everyone here at Beaumond House.”
Three fundraising events are coming up and your support will make a real difference.
The Strictly Newark Finale evening will be held on Saturday 28th November at the Newark Golf Club from 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.
Dancing couples are working hard taking 10 lessons in 10 weeks. The lessons will finish with this Finale Night where they will perform in front of judges as well as a live audience. You can also be in with a chance of winning tickets to Strictly Come Dancing Live at the Capital FM Arena, Nottingham in the raffle on the night! Tickets £5 from www.beaumondhouse.co.uk/events food and drinks available on the night.
Following this, the 2015 Light up a Life service will be held on Sunday 6th December at Beaumond House, London Road, Newark
A donation can be made to the Hospice to dedicate a Christmas light to a special person. If you make a gift of £5 or more you will receive a remembrance lantern and a beautiful silver Light up a Life pin badge. All names and dedications will be entered in the Book of Remembrance which will be on display at Beaumond House from Sunday 6th December until twelfth night. The Beaumond House Christmas tree will be lit with hundreds of lights, each one shining for special people nominated by you.
Donating is really easy – you can text ‘LUAL32 £25’ or any amount of your choice to 70070. Or if you would like to dedicate a light to someone you love contact 01636 610556 to make your donation.
And finally, fill yourself full of festive cheer at the Christmas Market, which will be held on Monday 7th December in the Cedric Ford Pavilion at the Newark Showground from 11.00am – 7.00pm.
There will be refreshments available and a wide variety of stalls. Advance tickets are £4 (plus 50p P&P if purchased online) and £5 on the door. Free entry for under 16s. Tickets also available from www.beaumondhouse.co.uk/events as well as the reception at Beaumond House, Newark.