About the hospices

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care

We care.

When you or someone you love is facing a terminal illness, you need many things to help you, but above all, you need people around you who care. That is what Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, based in Farnham and Guildford provides. As you read this we are supporting over 250 patients, carers and relatives in their own homes, at the Beacon Centre and at the Hospice, with care that controls not just symptoms and pain but also helps them to approach the end of their lives with dignity and peace. We are determined to continue providing an exceptional standard of care and support free of charge to all in our community. But of every £1 we spend, the NHS covers less than 20p. We have to fundraise for the other 80p – to a total of £20,000 per day.

1 in 3 people in our area are touched by Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

Please help, and show you care. 

Shooting Star Chase

Shooting Star Chase is a leading children’s hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Whether lives are measured in days, weeks, months or years, we are here to make every moment count. We support families from diagnosis to end of life and throughout bereavement with a range of nursing, practical, emotional and medical care.

Our bespoke support is free of charge to families and available 365 days a year. Our care service includes short breaks at our two hospices (Shooting Star House in Hampton and Christopher’s in Guildford), Hospice at Home, day care, symptom management, end-of-life care, bereavement care and a comprehensive range of therapies and support groups for the whole family.

It costs £10 million a year just to maintain our current level of care and, with around 10% of our income coming from government funding, we rely on our supporters’ generosity to keep the service running. What’s more, we know there are many more families desperate for our vital support, so it’s crucial we raise more funds to provide more care.

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