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Helping hospices that support the RAF family

Paul Hewson, who leads our regional team for the south of England has been visiting local hospices that support members of the RAF family. Paul tells us more in this blog.

I had a very interesting week at the end of June visiting hospices in my region, presenting donations on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund towards their vital work with RAF families.

On 23 June I visited the offices of Thames Hospice Care, who are helping RAF family members lead better and more fulfilling lives in that area.

It was a great opportunity to talk with staff about the improvements the hospice has made over the last year and our £6000 donation will help them continue the great work they do through what is a challenging time for hospices across the UK.

A few days later I visited St Catherine's Hospice, who are supporting members of the RAF family in need of hospice care in Sussex and Surrey.

Again it was a great opportunity to learn about the fantastic support hospices can offer people at home, as well as in the hospice itself.

St Catherine’s also has an impressive education centre for healthcare professionals. Another £6,000 was donated to help them keep up their invaluable work on behalf of RAF family members.

All in all the last week has been a real eye opener into the challenges hospices face in the current financial climate and the massive difference their support can make to the families and carers, as well as to those in need of their palliative care.

By donating to these great organisations we can help deliver expert support where it is most needed among the RAF family.

By Paul Hewson

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