Hospice UK’s BBC Lifeline Appeal
Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care in the UK, will be featured as the BBC’s Lifeline Appeal For February. A moving nine-minute film will be broadcast on Sunday 17th February at 4.50pm on BBC1 and then repeated on BBC2 on Wednesday 22nd February at 1pm. TV personality and broadcaster Gethin Jones will present touching stories from a children’s hospice in Scotland (Robin House in West Dunbartonshire) and an adult’s hospice in London (Royal Trinity in Clapham). The film focuses on the incredible difference hospices make to people’s lives and the breadth of services offered in both children’s and adult’s hospices, with a particular emphasis on the importance of volunteers. All donations to the Appeal will go towards supporting hospices and championing these pioneering volunteering programmes.
You can view the film on the BBC website after its first broadcast at www.bbc.co.uk/lifeline As a supporter of hospice care, we are thrilled to see this leading organisation receiving widespread recognition for their valuable work within the hospice sector. Hospices provide much-needed support at a time when people need it most, and we are proud to be able to support such an important group of people in our community. Be sure to tune in and help raise awareness about hospice care in the UK. Visit https://www.hospiceuk.org/ for more information.
- 220 hospices in the UK
- 200,000 people with life-limiting illnesses are supported each year
- 125,000 annual volunteers
- 40,000 people receive bereavement support annually
- £1.3 billion was spent providing care in 2014/2015
- £2.7 million needs to be raised by charitable hospices every day
- Two-thirds of funding is generated through fundraising, charity shops and investments
- 80% of hospice care is provided in community settings.