Charity for us 'begins at home'
Our chosen charity is The Mountbatten Hospice on the Isle of wight
Mountbatten provides expert care and support to anyone on the Isle of Wight who is facing death, dying and bereavement.
Did you know that, on any one day, nearly 1,000 Islanders have access to our wide range of services?
Most of our work takes place in people's own homes, wherever that may be, and extends to the families and friends of those we care for. Anyone who has experienced the death of someone close to them, whatever their age and wherever the death has occurred, can access our bereavement support service.
All of our services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. This is only possible thanks to the incredible generosity of community for their continuing support, through fundraising and volunteering.
Every year, we must find over £8million to ensure we can continue to provide our services. Around a third of this amount comes from the NHS.
We believe that it is the simple things that really matter: these words from the wife of patient, who received end of life care from our Mountbatten Nurses at home, perfectly reflect the 'Mountbatten Way' of doing things