The hospice plays a vital role in helping people to live life as fully as they can, right up until the end. Through expert clinical care provided by highly skilled and experienced Doctors and Nurses, we ensure that wherever possible peace, respect and dignity is retained – it is a very simple and very human ethos. This site will explain further how we are able to help you or your family member in coping with the challenging demands of a terminal illness.
We care for people across our local community, yet the Hospice is not part of the NHS. We must generate over £4.3 million annually to ensure the continuation of Hospice services. Less than a third of this funding is received from local Primary Care Trust. As you can see, the help and financial support from individuals and community groups is essential for us to continue providing these vital hospice services.The Martlets is your local hospice and we do need your support. We ask people to think about how they might support us financially now, so that we will be here in the future when they need us most.
Enjoy looking through the pages on our site, find out more about the services we provide, and about how you could get involved. There many ways to support us -from experiencing one of our events, to setting up a monthly standing order, not to mention the huge range of voluntary opportunities within the organisation.
Martlets Care, launched in 2007, is a commercial care company set up to provide income for the Hospice. So as well as the Fundraising and Trading from our shops, we are doing all we can to raise the funds required to keep our services going..
However you decide to get involved with the Martlets, it will always be greatly appreciated.