Woking & Sam Beare Hospice’s New Build Appeal mascot, Hope the Heart, commenced her ‘Love your Hospice Tour’ and meet with staff and volunteers at the Ashford outlet.
With her tour of the geographic area, Hope aims to educate members of the public about their local hospice and the importance of the New Build Appeal. No matter whether they are based on site and helping patients who come on to the ward, or whether they look after patients in their own homes, hospice staff would not be able to operate anywhere near as effectively as they do without a suitable base. The hospices buildings are therefore considered to be at the heart of all the fantastic work that Woking & Sam Beare Hospices do. It is hoped that people who may not otherwise consider donating to Woking & Sam Beare Hospices will be made aware that the charities need their support in order to build a better future, which will allow even more patients across Surrey to access vital services when they need it most.
Appeal mascot, Hope, made her debut at the launch of the New Build Appeal in February. She has been working hard ever since to help raise awareness of the campaign and inspire donations to help raise the remaining £3.4million needed to complete the new, state-of-the-art in patient unit in Woking and the subsequent redevelopment of Sam Beare Hospice in Weybridge. The four colourful segments of the heart represent the four areas of care that the Hospice offer: On the Ward, In the Home, Family Support and Wellbeing. All of these areas of care will be improved when the new hospice sites are opened in 2017.
To find out more about the New Build Appeal, or to make a donation, visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk/NewBuild.