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Wakefield Hospice Outdoors Family Area

(West Yorkshire)

To landscape a new family area outside the family room, providing a haven with numerous benefits for patients and families giving a better quality of life and care whilst creating lasting memories for family members. A private area to maintain dignity, it will be accessible for wheelchairs and bed bound patients and confined for children’s safety.

Our goals:

  • Support patients with a life limiting or long term illness within a safe and private context to maintain dignity within a suitable, safe environment that is functional and accessible with access to appropriate facilities.
  • Provide a long term benefit for patients and families offering a non-threatening, non-clinical environment, especially for children and young people to interact at a time of significant psychological distress.
  • Provide, encourage and enable personal celebrations and support other calendar/seasonal events to be celebrated, as these are important milestones for patients approaching end of life and can leave important memories for families after a bereavement.
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How we will achieve our goals

By funding the expertise, ensuring we meet our health and safety obligations, and materials needed to complete the project to pave a patio area and erect a trellis for privacy and dignity; core principles at the hospice. Remaining funds will be used to purchase plants for ambiance and garden games and outdoor play equipment for social interaction.

Where the money will go

Wakefield Hospice serves the people of Wakefield. Our community can access our services free of charge when the need arises. This project will provide a private area for families and patients to interact at a time of significant psychological distress and offer equality of access ensuring all patients and visitors can go outside should they wish.

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8 August 2016

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8 July 2016

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  1. Posted on July 5, 2016

    I have voted for this
    Please add your vote
    Good luck
    Mark druery
    PPIY architects, york

  2. Posted on July 5, 2016

    Thank you so much Mark. Wakefield Hospice is grateful for every single vote they receive and truly values your support. Fingers crossed!

  3. Posted on July 5, 2016

    I have voted and thank you for looking after my late father in his final days…..

  4. Posted on July 5, 2016

    I can’t rate Wakefield Hospice enough. You offered me bereavement counselling, when my dad had died at a hospice in leeds that I couldn’t get to, with living in Wakefield. So happy to vote for you

  5. Posted on July 5, 2016

    Voted good luck x

  6. Posted on July 5, 2016

    I have voted!

  7. Posted on July 5, 2016

    I have voted , please vote now to help Wakefield hospice .

  8. Posted on July 6, 2016

    Good luck.x

  9. Posted on July 6, 2016

    Best of luck to a most caring and most needed service.

  10. Posted on July 7, 2016

    Hope you are lucky

  11. Posted on July 7, 2016

    My mum was in there last year and the staff were magnificent and I am delighted to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.

  12. Posted on July 7, 2016

    Wow, thank you everyone. So glad Wakefield Hospice was able to help those who’ve needed it in the past but without the ongoing support of the community, it would not be able to continue caring and supporting others when needed. Your votes and good wishes are truly appreciated. Keep spreading the word. Thank you 🙂

  13. Posted on July 7, 2016

    I am very pleased to add my vote

  14. Posted on July 9, 2016

    Thanks for all the votes everyone, every single vote counts and is really appreciated and takes us a step closer to winning this grant – keep them coming and keep spreading the word. Currently ranked #1, lets try and keep Wakefield Hospice on the top spot 🙂

  15. Posted on July 10, 2016

    Good luck all from Craig Mann

  16. Posted on July 12, 2016

    I have just voted for Wakefield Hospice, for all the good work they do. Good luck! I hope you are the winner

  17. Posted on July 13, 2016

    Voted for a good cause

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  19. Posted on July 14, 2016

    Thank you everyone, your votes really are appreciated and fingers crossed make all the difference. If we’re lucky with this vote, the transformation of this space at the hospice will benefit so many people, now, and in years to come. It’s a nerve wracking wait but the support we continue to receive is overwhelming and gives us great hope 🙂

  20. Posted on July 15, 2016

    Good luck!

  21. Posted on July 15, 2016

    Good luck!

  22. Posted on July 16, 2016

    Thank you everyone for your votes and support, we’re keeping our fingers crossed but need more votes to win. Please keep spreading the word! With only days left, every vote counts. Simply put, the hospice cannot fund this project themselves – without this grant, the outdoors family area cannot start. Thanks again for your valued support – the response has been truly overwhelming xx

  23. Posted on July 18, 2016

    What a pleasure to vote for something so useful. You looked after my Sister so well and I cannot thank you enough for all you have done.

  24. Posted on July 18, 2016

    I have voted for this after seeing first hand the dedication of all staff
    And the difference they make to both patients and family members
    The outside area would be a great place for families to go and spend
    Quality time rather than in there rooms.

  25. Posted on July 18, 2016

    Good luck

  26. Posted on July 18, 2016

    I hope the project goes ahead. My Mum was resident and it’s such a peaceful, tranquil, comforting place and this project will help many families

  27. Posted on July 18, 2016

    Wakefield Hospice were wonderful with my wife

  28. Posted on July 18, 2016

    My Mum was looked after Wakefield Hospice with such care & consideration. The project will enhance many families who will need the peaceful, tranquil gardens.

  29. Posted on July 19, 2016

    After volunteering through work (Barclays) it really brought home the hard work and dedication required by staff and volunteers to keep such a place like this in tip top condition for patients and visitors.You have my vote!!

  30. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Thank you everyone – it’s heartwarming reading all your comments. If we win this, it’s thanks to you all. If we don’t, we know we have the best supporters out there and are making a difference every day in our local community 🙂

  31. Posted on July 19, 2016

    I have voted. Good luck!

  32. Posted on July 19, 2016

    I am delighted to vote for thei hospice. I was based at St Austin’s Roman Catholic Church in Wakefield for 5 years and often was called out to the hospice. The care, love and concern that was shown to all the patients and their families was wonderful. They deserve to win this award.

    Good luck,

    Fr Michael McLaughlin

  33. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Best of luck, fingers crossed you get this xx

  34. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Vote made, Good Luck !

  35. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Just voted, Wakefield Hospice is a fantastic place, helped some of my family members feel comfortable in their final days xx

  36. Posted on July 19, 2016

    Voted! A very worthwhile charity, who I have a lot of time for after they cared for both my dad and grandma in their last days, whilst giving much needed support and help to the whole family! Good luck and thank you

  37. Posted on July 19, 2016

    can i ask where the biggest problem is please

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  39. Posted on July 19, 2016

    I have voted

  40. Posted on July 20, 2016

    I have voted for this amazing project. The workers and volunteers in the Hospice are a wonderful group of people doing a superb job. Good luck with this grant application.

  41. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Wakefield Hospice is a wonderful place, the care my mum received, 13 years ago, was wonderful, as was the care we received as a family. At the time I had two young children, having a safe family area for them to play in and make happy memories, at what is often such a traumatic time, would have made a big difference to us and made the experience for us and them, a more manageable one.

  42. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Voted. Good luck xx

  43. Posted on July 20, 2016

    I am very happy to be able to vote. Wakefield Hospice has helped my family. Thank you and good luck!!!!

  44. Posted on July 20, 2016

    My husband Stan was in wakefield hospice and he got the best care ,cannot thank them enough . I then had bereavement counseling again with so much care .I have moved back to the northeast now but the hospice is still there for me if I need them and I still go back now thank You so much for everything you’ve done for myself and others .

  45. Posted on July 20, 2016

    I have voted for you you do amazing job you look after my dad who had lung cancer it will be 4 years in October miss him so much thanks for the support you have amazing staff thank you

  46. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Wow, THANK YOU everyone. It’s genuinely heartwarming to read your stories and know what a difference Wakefield Hospice has made to you and your families. Unfortunately the need for the hospice’s services will never stop so we need to keep fundraising to continue offering quality care for future patients and families. Your support is overwhelming and I have everything crossed for the final result in a few hours time. THANK YOU once again – we really can’t do this without you 🙂

  47. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Voted, you do such good work, good luck x

  48. Posted on July 20, 2016

    Voted just in time I think!

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