6 Apr 2020

Harrison Foundation donates £5,000 to Tynedale Hospice at Home

The Harrison Centre for Social Mobility’s goal has always been to make a practical and measurable difference to young people who face difficult times.

 

The same is true of our partner organisation, the Harrison Foundation.

 

As UK society now faces up to the challenges of the Coronavirus, it is more important than ever to support our neighbours and those in society who need a helping hand.

 

That’s why the Harrison Foundation is donating £5,000 to Tynedale Hospice At Home.

 

And this is just the beginning of the Foundation’s efforts to support communities coping with the effects of this coronavirus.

 

The Hospice offers three vital front-line services; nursing care, hospital transport and pre and post bereavement support to children, adults and families in their local communities, serving people in Tynedale, Ponteland, and West Northumberland.

 

In the last year, Tynedale Hospice at Home provided nursing care to over a hundred patients and gave bereavement support to over 132 adults and 77 children.

 

The £5,000 donation will help the Hospice to continue providing the vital care needed in this challenging period.

 

Harrison Foundation trustee, Daniel Harrison, said: “This is one of the most challenging times our country has faced for decades and we really wanted to support those on the front-line.

 

“Tynedale Hospice at Home do fantastic work on the ground in communities and will be tackling the inevitable increase in social isolation and supporting those with underlying health conditions through these difficult times.

 

“The demand for those services is high all year round and, sadly, looks likely to become even greater. I’d like to thank everyone at the Hospice involved in this vital work especially in the months ahead.”

 

Carol Meredith from Tynedale Hospice at Home added: “The support of the Harrison Foundation is hugely appreciated as we continue to help some of the most vulnerable older people through our home-based palliative care delivered by registered nurses. The support is also so timely as we know that much of our community fundraising – sponsored activities and volunteer run events- will naturally be cancelled or deferred for many months given the advice to self-isolate and maintain a social distance, preventing people from becoming involved in community activities.

 

“Our thanks for your wonderful gesture of reaching out to support our work with local families at one of the saddest times.”

 

If you would like to make a donation to Tynedale Hospice at Home, please visit https://tynedalehospice.com/donate/