Rowcroft Hospice is one of more than 100 hospices across the UK taking part in this year’s Hospice Care Week (7-13 October).
During the annual awareness week, Rowcroft will focus on the growing need for hospice care.
The demand for hospice care is growing all the time. More people are living and dying with complex needs. During the week, Rowcroft will be asking people from across the region to take part in the Count me in! pledge to spread the word about why hospice care counts.
The slogan for the awareness-raising week is: Every moment counts. Every action counts. Because you count.
People can also show their support online through Twitter and Facebook by sharing the link to the Count me in! pledge and by fundraising and volunteering for their local hospice.
Rachel Bell, Communications Manager said: “We need to make sure that there continues to be quality hospice care available to more people facing the end of life.
“There are many ways that the South Devon community can pledge their support to Rowcroft during Hospice Care Week, whether that be through making a regular donation, volunteering in one of our shops or taking on one of our fantastic challenge events.”
David Praill, chief executive of Help the Hospices added: “Demand for hospice care is growing all the time. More people are living longer, often with complex needs, and are rightly looking for services that help them to meet their personal preferences and needs.
“Hospice care helps people to live well until they die, supporting people and their families, and providing tailored care and support.
“This Hospice Care Week we hope to raise greater awareness about the vital role that local hospices play in meeting this increasing demand.”
For more information about Hospice Care Week 2013 and visit: www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/hospicecareweek
(from a press release)