Sue Ryder is celebrating after £5million was raised by its Raise a Smile charity partnership
Sue Ryder is celebrating after £5million was raised by its Raise a Smile charity partnership with the supermarket chain Morrisons, which began in February 2014.
The money is being used establishing community healthcare services and family support teams and provide accessible online advice and support 24 hours a day. Community nurse specialists in South Oxfordshire are providing care in the community and in people’s own homes. which was previously only available on weekdays.
In one year, the team has carried out more than 150 home visits to patients with life-limiting conditions who needed help during a weekend or bank holiday and made more 850 phone calls to provide extra support to patients and their families. Stewart Marks, director of the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed, said: “Thanks to Morrisons funding, we are now able to provide even more personalised and compassionate care, giving a greater number of people the chance to live the fullest life possible.
It’s not just expert medical and nursing care we provide, it’s the emotional support and practical things we take care of too.
I’d like to say a huge thank-you to everyone at Morrisons for making this possible.”