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Hospice receives £300,000 grant
St Nicholas Hospice Care has received a generous six-figure grant intended to help it tackle the financial challenges faced due to significant increases in day-to-day running costs.
The Hospice will receive £300,000 (over three years) thanks to the kindness of philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing.
This generous contribution will mean that for the next three years, the Hospice will have an extra £100,000 a year to help support any increasing costs as a result of inflation, energy bills, or other rising expenses.
Linda McEnhill, our Chief Executive Officer, said: “I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to Julia and Hans Rausing for their recent generosity.
“In these challenging times, this funding is crucially important in alleviating the strain caused by rising costs, ensuring that St Nicholas Hospice Care can continue to provide high-quality care and support to individuals and families facing dying, death and grief across our communities.
“We currently need to raise £17,500 each day to deliver our hospice services, and we can only do that thanks to the support we receive from so many donors.
“We are profoundly grateful to Julia and Hans Rausing for their generosity and for highlighting the collective financial challenges that are being faced by hospices across the UK.”
Alongside St Nic’s, 26 other hospices also received a share of the £8.7m funding the trust announced it had awarded today (November 23, 2023).
The trust worked alongside the charity Hospice UK to analyse data so they could focus their support on regions with the highest proportion of hospices in need.