Hospice care seeks to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people with a life-shortening condition.
At St Catherine’s Hospice we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach to patient care doesn’t work. Our patients are individuals and we always ensure we work with them to plan their care around their individual medical needs, personal preferences and unique circumstances.
At St Catherine’s Hospice we understand that the challenges which come with the diagnosis of a life-shortening illness can feel daunting and insurmountable, because not only are there medical issues to deal with, there are also social and practical concerns to overcome.
The Family Support Team, made up of three qualified social workers, is here to work together with patients and families so that social adjustments can be made and in turn the best quality of life achieved.
St Catherine’s Hospice is a local charity founded and built by the community, for the community.
We receive only around a third of our annual £5.2m running costs from the NHS, meaning we rely on our wonderful supporters to raise an incredible £3.5m each and every year.
We generate this amazing total in all manner of different ways – from glamorous dinner dances to gruelling marathon runs people organise on our behalf; our own popular events such as the Moonlight and Memories Walk and Yellow Day garden fete; one-off and regular donations; gifts in wills and through generous support from local schools, businesses and organisations. Thank you for your amazing support!
St Catherine’s Hospice runs 18 shops across the three boroughs of Chorley, Preston and South Ribble, including the gift shops on-site at the hospice and The Mill. We also operate a Donation Centre at the hospice where people can drop-off items for distribution across the area.
These generate vital income to help raise the £5.2m we need each year to be able to deliver our specialised care for local people.
Not only that, they also provide a valuable presence for the charity within the communities we serve – raising awareness of St Catherine’s amongst the local people who live there.
Playing the St Catherine’s Hospice Lottery is a way to win, and a way to care.
You could scoop the jackpot of £2,000 just by paying £1 a week to play – along with a host of other cash prizes, including a third prize rollover of £150 which can reach up to £5,100!
The most important thing about our lottery is that it raises vital funds to support the specialised care of St Catherine’s. It’s one of our most important streams of income because it allows us to plan and budget for the future – something which is often very hard in the unpredictable world of fundraising.
St Catherine’s Hospice is a specialist provider of high quality training and education in End of Life and Palliative Care. We provide regular updates for our own staff, other health care professionals, carers, patients and the general public.
We work with a wide range of providers, other Hospices and the education sector to raise the quality and awareness of End of Life Care wherever we can.
We also benefit from three rooms available to hire for events, as well as a further room at The Mill, which raise vital funds and allow organisations to ‘conference with a conscience’.
St Catherine’s Park – home to St Catherine’s Hospice and The Mill – is in Lostock Hall, in the Borough of South Ribble. It is four miles from the centre of Preston; five miles from Chorley; and three miles from Leyland.
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Dalai Lama Trek: Celia’s mission to take on epic challenge aged 71
A team of intrepid trekkers are set to embark on an adventure of a lifetime in India, as they take on our very first overseas charity challenge! A group of 23 supporters are taking on the iconic Dalai Lama Trek this month – a fantastic five-day hike through the foothills of the Himalayas.
Retired teacher and grandma-of-three Celia McDonnell , age 71 from Penwortham, is taking on the once-in-a-lifetime challenge with her friend, and has relished fundraising and training for the trip this year.
My friend Gill Hallam, who I sing with in the One Voice Community Choir, encouraged me to join her on the Dalai Lama Trek when she first heard about it in January. After doing some research and asking advice from a few people, with trepidation I decided to apply.
I’ve always been a friend of St Catherine’s as my best friend had been nursed and spent her last days there. They made her so comfortable and even allowed us to have her granddaughter Christened in the chapel, followed by a party, a couple of days before she died. I also think that I’m pretty old, but go to the gym regularly, so if there’s an opportunity to do something I’d better take it and lastly I’d been to India before and loved it.
We’re working with Global Adventure Challenges to host this exciting trip and places are now full, but please email email@example.com to let us know if you’re interested in hearing about any future exciting overseas challenges with St Catherine’s.