About this Collection
This collection will make a huge difference to both the hospice and the wider community. This January the hospice worked in partnership with many local groups and businesses to provide an excellent collection and all the Christmas trees were recycled which make a substantial environmental difference for the local area.
The collection was supported by some amazing volunteers from Abergele Round Table, Anwyl Construction, Denbigh Round Table, Rotary Club of Abergele, Rotary Club of Denbigh, Rotary Club of Prestatyn, Rotary Club of Rhyl, SP Energy Networks, Thorncliffe, Woods Motorcycles.
This year the volunteers collected and recycled more than 557 Christmas trees between the 10th - 11th January which has raised approximately a wonderful £5,318.23 of which 90% will be donated to the hospice and 10% going to local charities.
For further information or if you would like to get involved and help with the collection, please get in touch with Wendy Clark in the Fundraising Office on tel. 01745 775426 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Hospice
Located in St Asaph, St Kentigern Hospice is a local charity providing care and support, free of charge, across the Vale of Clwyd and Surrounding areas. Taking in Colwyn Bay in the west along the coast to Northop in the East and inland encompassing Mold, Ruthin, Corwen, Denbigh and Llangernyw.
For 23 years St Kentigern Hospice has provided specialist palliative care for the people of North Wales. We have cared for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses and provided support for their families and friends.
It costs more than £1.6 million to run the Hospice which equates to more than £4300 per day. Less than 20% of this will come from the Local Health Board, it is only enough funding to support the Hospice for 66 days. The Hospice therefore greatly relies upon on the generosity of the communities it serves in North East Wales to raise the additional funding for the remaining 299 days of the year
Our building has served us well, however it now requires to be significantly upgraded in order to offer the best possible care tor the next 24 years and beyond. We want to provide our patients with an environment that matches our excellent standard of care.
In October building work started at the hospice in order to extend, reconfigure and refurbish our Hospice building to make it fit for the future and to meet the needs of our patients, their carers, their families and to comply with current legislation.
We have been successful in securing £3 Million. This has enabled us to schedule the start of the construction work - This will allow the hospice team to care for 50% more people from your community for many years to come in the future. This project will make a transformational change to St Kentigern Hospice and palliative care in North Wales.
- Increase capacity, and comfort for both inpatient care and day therapy services
- Create a separate patient entrance allowing patients to be admitted onto the ward in privacy, and visitors to come and go discreetly.
- Create a community Café which will offer a relaxing ambience for visitors, relatives and the hospice team.
Your Christmas tree could really make a lasting legacy of hospice care in your community this January.