The Lexham-based hospice nightingale house is in a pinch as the cost of living crisis worsens and households are tightening their spending.
Energy and fuel prices soared earlier this year forced supporters to rethink their spending, regardless of where they wanted to see their money go. Since the beginning of 2022 and media coverage of rising living costs, Nightingale House has seen a 36% reduction in donations. Their lottery, backed by thousands of locals, has also seen a decline in membership, which has forced people to cancel due to soaring households.
“Families are facing financial struggles and we sincerely understand that there are other priorities for many supporters. We are in a pinch ourselves and this will be in the next 12 months. I expect it to be even more difficult. “
“As an organization, like many other organizations, we’ve been working hard over the past few years to survive a pandemic. We’re now finding the money we need to run a hospice service. We are facing further challenges, but we know that it is a burden for everyone. “
“In many ways, we are very grateful for all the support we continue to receive from our communities. We hope that the general public will continue to support us wherever possible.”
– Laura Parry, Head of Income Generation
Hospice offers completely free services to patients and their families throughout the catchment area from Wrexham, Flintshire and East Denbighshire to border towns such as Barmouth, Os Westley and Whitchurch.
For those who can help, an easy “cost-effective” way to support hospice during this difficult time supports nightingale house charity shops throughout the region, Lexham, Oswestry, Mold, and Buckley. Or to support the cafe on the premises. – This can greatly contribute to maintaining services for people with life-threatening illnesses within the scope of palliative care. Or consider signing up for a hospice weekly draw. This is a weekly donation of £ 1 and players have a chance to win £ 2500 each week.
For more information on the hospice lottery and how to participate, www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/lottery Or call 01978313134
The pressure on living expenses hits the support of local hospice
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