Charity of Festival
We are pleased to announce that we are supporting Thames Hospice this year and their Lottery team will be joining our event.
Lottery is a vital income stream for the hospice, providing long-term income through direct debits and introducing new supporters to our work. This year alone our lottery will raise over £250,000 for our work with the support of over 4,000 members.
Local events such as fetes, carnivals and beer festivals are great opportunities for the team to meet the public and talk to them about our lottery. The team are very visible in our branded stand and love to enter in to the fun of the events they attend!
What is the lottery
The lottery offers a chance to support Thames Hospice with a regular contribution. From as little as £1 a week, players have the opportunity of winning £1,000 or one of six other cash prizes. Funds raised through the lottery make a vital contribution to our work.
Patients and carers
Caring for your loved one means going beyond just physical and medical support and considering their emotional and spiritual well-being. A huge part of this is you – you’re important to them, so you’re important to us too. We’re here to give you all the help, support and advice you need during your loved one’s illness. Thinking to the future, when you do lose a loved one, we’re still here. Offering counselling and bereavement services, which are all provided by trained therapists, our door is always open whenever you need us.
Our plans were approved by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council in July 2017, and eight acres of land next to Bray Lake in Maidenhead were purchased in June 2018. At the end of 2018 we appointed building contractors Andrew Scott and we started building in January 2019.
The new hospice will include:
28 private Inpatient rooms with en-suites and space for family to stay overnight
A dedicated family room where families can be together whilst still providing privacy for patients
A new Day Therapy Centre (the Paul Bevan Centre) will enable us to double our day service provision
A brand new Education Centre so we can support healthcare professionals and our community partners
A gym (the Louis Baylis Gym) for patient rehabilitation
The Sanctuary is a special place for many people. Our new, larger Sanctuary will continue to offer a place for quiet reflection. It will also be a space for special occasions such as patient weddings and birthday parties
Open reception area and café
Eight acres of beautiful wheelchair friendly gardens
Free parking for visitors
We are confident our new hospice and expanded community services will be able to support all those who need us when we open in 2020.