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#Unite+Protect
Will you unite and protect your local Hospice?
Date: 30/03/2020 02:43 PM
Location: Across the whole region

#Unite+Protect

At this time of great national concern, we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe. In terms of St Leonard’s Hospice, we can assure you that we are following NHS guidance and have put strict measures in place to protect our patients, visitors and staff.

The need for the care we deliver has never been greater
We know that in the coming weeks and months, our services will be more in demand than ever as we support the NHS to ensure that only those patients who specifically need hospital care are admitted and remain in hospital beds. 



As well as protecting patients, staff and visitors, we must also consider the financial impact of COVID-19 on the Hospice
Fundraising events scheduled to take place over the coming months have been postponed and our shops have all been closed as we follow Government guidance on social distancing. Please see our FAQs which may be useful if you have been planning to attend any of these events.



If you can, we are asking you to please unite behind your Hospice today
At this time of increased need and reduced income, please unite behind your local Hospice, so our fantastic staff can care for everyone that needs us. I know that we all have financial concerns at the moment, but we’ve been truly humbled by the urge people have to help each other at this time. That’s why we’ll be launching a number of new ways for everyone to get involved in supporting St Leonard’s Hospice.

Most importantly, we want to make sure you know that St Leonard’s Hospice is here for you
Whether it’s providing activities for kids to do whilst schools are closed or virtual challenges to create a sense of community to replace the events we can’t host in person, we will be doing all we can to support you.

So far we have launched our Easter colouring and Easter hunt activities which were very popular, our 'Listen with Lenny' video storytelling series featuring a number of writers, children's authors, celebrities and local familiar faces sharing short stories or poems for children and we have just launched our 'Care for a Cuppa' fundraising packs.

We have also launched the Isolation Beard Challenge - challenging people to grow out a beard while in lockdown.



We are enormously proud of our community, and of the tireless work our staff are still undertaking every day. We are currently working hard to ensure that we can continue to provide the care needed by our patients and their families, not only during the current crisis but long into the future as well. We truly hope you’ll join us in any way you can.



St Leonard’s Hospice has been part of your local community for 35 years and, with your support, we will be here for the next 35 and beyond. We need you now more than ever. You can give now by making a donation online, sending a cheque to St Leonard’s Hospice, 185 Tadcaster Road, YO24 1GL or calling 01904 777 777 - but please bear with our Fundraising Team as they are currently working remotely. 

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.




Want to join in?

Print out the #Unite+Protect logo here and take a selfie or simply display in your window at home.
Don't forget to tag the Hospice if you post on social media!