Can you make a donation to support the Team at Willow Burn so they can continue to provide exceptional care for patients and their families in Derwentside beyond the impact of Coronavirus?
At Willow Burn our mission is to treasure lives through the provision of seamless personalised high quality care and we have a wonderful team of nurses and healthcare professionals working round-the-clock, 24 hours a day, providing free Hospice care. They are the heart and soul of Willow Burn and we are sure you will agree they do an amazing job, even when they are challenged with a pandemic. But the team needs your help.
“From the very first step into the hospice I felt really calm and welcome. Its quite a special place because you just feel care rushing towards you.”
Willow Burn only receives 30% of our income from the local government, so our other income streams are vitally important to the Hospice. We rely on almost £1m of support from the community to run our services but due to the restrictions in place to stop the spread of Covid-19, our shops and café have been closed for over three months this year and fundraising and donations have understandably reduced. This represents a 70% reduction in income.
Help us today to support our tomorrow
We are enormously proud of our role in the community and our dedication to providing a vital service for people living with a terminal illness and their families in Derwentside but we need your help to continue. If you are in a position to do so, please support your Local Hospice by giving a donation today, it will truly make a difference to patients and their families when they need it the most.
We will leave you with the words of the late Jim Alderson, a volunteer at Willow Burn for over 20 years, his poem says it all…
When you go to Willow Burn
cast your eyes around,
see the angels scuttling by,
so all are safe and sound!
All the hustle and each tread,
the smiles upon their faces.
Willing hands and willing hearts,
sometimes missed in other places.
Concern, the order of the day
is burned into their being
doesn’t need encouragement
or any overseeing.
Care, compassion, in the eyes,
concern with every touch,
all is freely given
and they never ask for much.
So turn your thoughts to Willow Burn
where caring takes its course!
Ladies, I salute you,
the Angels of the North.