Well-loved and much needed local charity, Dove House Hospice are appealing to the community of Hull and East Yorkshire to do what they can to support the hospice during these difficult weeks and months.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus in the UK and the impact of the Government’s guidelines to keep everyone safe and reduce the spread of the virus is having a hugely negative effect on Dove House who provides specialist care to local people living with a terminal illness.
The hospice is a vital part of local healthcare and every year helps thousands of families through some of the most difficult times, but it can only do this with the support of the community who year on year donate money, visit the charity’s shops and take part in events and appeals to keep the hospice doors open.
Anna Wolkowski, chief executive at Dove House, said:
‘The spread of Coronavirus and the measures put in place mean that we cannot fundraise in the way we need to in order to stay afloat. The biggest impact is in our shops – as people self-isolate and increase social distancing we are seeing fewer customers visiting the charity shops.
The shops provide a substantial amount of the money needed to run Dove House and we are predicting that we will lose around £13,000 per day during this time – that’s around £400,000 per month.
We are always so overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and are humbled by their continued support. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that supports us, and to let them know that we need their help now more than ever to help us get through this. We want the hospice to be here for generations to come but we can only ensure this with extra support during these unprecedented times’
To donate to Dove House’s Corona Appeal visit: – http://my.dovehouse.org.uk/event/corona or donate over the phone or offer help in any way call 01482 785743.
Dove House is still fully operating its Inpatient Unit during this time and so is able to provide care to those who need it most.
The hospice has had to temporarily suspend some services in order to protect its patients who are amongst the most vulnerable in the community, and have also restricted our visiting hours. To keep up to date with how Coronavirus is impacting Dove House visit www.dovehouse.org.uk/corona
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