WOKING & Sam Beare Hospices has been given the chance to win £25,000 in an online competition, thanks to The Aviva Community Fund, which helps small charities by offering members of the public a chance to vote for the projects they care about.
Any funds won in this online vote will go towards the Sam Beare Community Team as they care for members of the local community in the Weybridge area and beyond.
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices now support more than 70% of people under its care with personalised support away from the hospice buildings. The Community Team is co-ordinated by Community Nurse Specialists, who liaise with other medical professionals such as GPs. It consists of palliative care consultants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, complementary therapists, counsellors and multi-faith chaplains. As with the rest of the hospice movement, the 24/7 In the Home service is provided free of charge and funded almost entirely by donations.
Having met competition criteria in the first round of a multi-stage process, the hospices are ever closer to obtaining £25,000 and are calling on supporters to help them win the money by casting their votes for Sam Beare Hospice online.
To vote, register online at www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk, after which voters will have the chance to search Sam Beare Hospice and cast up to 10 votes for the charity. The deadline for votes is 18 November.