This campaign has been launched by The Westmorland Gazette to support an essential service for terminally ill people in the South Lakes and beyond.

The Hospice Angels appeal is calling on readers to raise £30,000 – enough to fund the vital home support that a nurse at St John’s Hospice provides for one year.

It comes as the hospice, which has a team of 15 full-time equivalent members of staff in its Hospice at Home service, celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The hospice and all of its services costs £4m to run each year. Although one third of this comes from the NHS, the rest depends entirely on donations.

The money that The Westmorland Gazette aims to raise would pay for a Hospice at Home nurse, as well as telephone calls, fuel costs and equipment such as syringes and syringe drivers, which alone cost £1,500 each.

Please show your support by clicking on the DONATE NOW button on the left of your screen. Every penny raised will be spent in the South Lakes helping support people in need in our community.

St John's Hospice

St John's Hospice has been caring for people with life shortening conditions and their families for 30 years, day and night, all over North Lancashire, South Cumbria and parts of North Yorkshire. With your help, we can make a difference to the lives of thousands of local families in need of our support, and help us stay here for the next 30 years.

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