Please support our Mother's Day Appeal 2018.
Through this appeal, we're hoping to raise enough funds to cover the cost of running all the care services at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice for one day: £11,000.
Donate to our Mother's Day Appeal
Grab your walking boots
As part of the campaign, we're also launching a new fundraiser, the Walk for Wheatfields, which takes place on Saturday 10th March.
The five-mile walk along the Meanwood Valley trail will finish in the beautiful surroundings of Golden Acre Park. Whether you are walking in memory of a loved one or to have fun with family and friends, it's going to be a very special day.
Sign up for Walk for Wheatfields online now
Why not visit JustGiving, set up a page and start fundraising the easy way? It'll make it a breeze for friends and family to support you.
Talk about your #specialmum on social media
We are also asking people to support the campaign by joining the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #specialmum, in particular during the week leading up to Mother’s Day.
Why Amanda supports the appeal
Many people have pledged their support for the appeal including Amanda Allsopp. Her mum Anne Bradder was cared for by the expert team at Wheatfields Hospice.
My mum, Anne, was an amazing woman and my children loved their Nana and used to spend lots of time with her.
I know my Mum wished to be cared for and die at home, but she soon realised that Dad couldn't cope with it; he really struggled with Mum’s illness and for a long time he was in complete denial.
Even though the idea of going to a hospice completely terrified her and me, Mum knew that she needed specialist care and she felt neither home nor the hospital was the right place for her.
We were all dreading the idea of mum coming to the hospice, but as soon as we walked through the doors of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, everything was better. There is this wonderful peaceful feeling embracing you; you almost feel like someone is hugging you. We were able to go home with the reassurance she was in a safe place.
When you visit, you can just focus on having a good time with your loved one because they take care of everything else. Mum had her own room so that we could have some privacy but staff were always at hand if you needed. You didn’t feel a nuisance if suddenly you burst into tears. There was always a nurse around ready to comfort you and offer some help if you were upset.
We had also some good laughs. Being able to stay with Mum whenever we wanted has helped us to build some precious memories of her last few days with us."
Please donate what you can
All care services at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice are completely free of charge to patients and their loved ones. However, it costs £4m a year to run the hospice and only part of these costs are covered by statutory funds.
Every year the hospice needs to raise over £2.2m in donations to continue to provide its specialist care services.
Last year our community nurse specialists provided over 4,000 home visits; almost 500 people attended the day therapy unit and over 700 people received bereavement support.
- £18 could pay for an hour of specialist end of life care
- £35 could provide a complementary therapy session, helping to alleviate symptoms such as anxiety, breathlessness, pain and nausea
- £50 could cover one session of bereavement counselling for someone struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one