St Michael’s Hospice will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with a series of events throughout 2017.
On Friday, April 24, 1987, at approximately 3pm, the hospice was officially opened by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent, marking the beginnings of an invaluable asset in Hastings and Rother.
Since opening its doors, the hospice has welcomed thousands of patients, providing holistic care and support for all those throughout Hastings and Rother affected by a progressive life-limiting illness or bereavement.
Over the past 30 years, the services have developed to offer high standards of palliative care and support, including Hospice at Home care, bereavement services and the award winning Hospice Neighbours scheme.
The hospice is looking to celebrate its 30th anniversary with the residents of 1066 Country by holding 30 events in 30 places, including celebratory teas in six locations.
Celia Pyke-Lees, chief executive at the hospice, said: “We will be welcoming and encouraging everyone in Hastings and Rother to be a part of our 30th anniversary events and celebrations.
“The community plays a vital role in the work we do, and without the support of those who generously give their time or donations, we simply wouldn’t be able to provide our specialist care and support.”
Supporters are also invited to create a personalised fabric bunting panel, which will be taken to celebratory events throughout 2017. If you would like to create a bunting panel, a template can be downloaded from www.stmichaelshospice.com/support-us/bunting.
Additionally, the hospice is appealing for recipes to include in a 30th Anniversary recipe book. If you would like to submit a recipe for consideration, please email email@example.com.
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