National Collection Day with Morrisons - Thank You!
Our National Collection Day with Morrisons on Friday 10th October was a huge success, with Sue Ryder staff, volunteers and supporters collecting donations at hundreds of Morrisons stores to celebrate Hospice Care Week. We'll have an update on the amount raised very soon - but fingers crossed we'll have passed the incredible £1m milestone in our partnership with Morrisons!
Whether you gave your time or your spare change, thank you so much for your support - every penny raised will help us provide our incredible care to more families in communities across the UK.
About our partnership
With your help, our partnership with Morrisons will give more people the care they want at the end of their lives and provide support for their families. By raising money for new services and raising awareness of the issues families face, we will make a lasting difference to thousands of families across the UK at the most difficult time of their lives.
The money raised from the Raise a Smile partnership will fund:
'Morrisons’ Community Services
Our new community services will cover areas of England, Scotland and Wales, reaching out to thousands of families across the UK each year. New services will include 7-day clinical nurse specialist services; ‘Hospice at Home’ services, which will deliver specialist palliative care to people in their own homes; and neurological end of life care clinical nurse specialists, who will help people with conditions like Motor Neurone Disease.
We will also hold complementary therapy sessions, such as massage and aromatherapy, at community venues and in people’s homes; and establish befriending schemes, ensuring people regularly see a friendly face and their carers receive a much-needed break.
‘Morrisons’ Family Support Teams
We want to work with families to face any challenges the future may bring and provide comfort and support to those left behind, for as long as they need it. Our growing Family Support Teams, which will include bereavement workers, befrienders and social workers, will ensure families are supported through a loved one’s illness and beyond.
The ‘Morrisons’ Online Support Community
Our new online support community will allow people to ask questions and access information from professionals and peers on a wide range of subjects, ensuring they never feel completely alone. This will benefit anyone who needs our support, in every town, village and city in the UK.
Our first service funded by Morrisons will be a 7-day clinical nurse specialist service working in communities in Oxfordshire, which we hope to launch very soon.
There are plenty of ways for you to get involved in the partnership and make a difference to the lives of families across the UK. Just get in touch on our dedicated partnership hotline 0800 949 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more. Alternatively, show your support today! Simply text SMILE to 70123 to donate £3, or if you’re a Morrisons colleague, text SMILE to 70060. Your donation will help us to provide more incredible care to families when they need it the most.
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