This Christmas, Beatons Group is delighted to be supporting St Elizabeth Hospice’s ‘Be A Star’ Christmas campaign.
The campaign is aiming to raise money to fund staff and care over the Christmas period after what has been a difficult year for hospices and care homes across the country.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on care at the hospice during 2020. Answering an average of 2,500 calls a month, increasing the 18 beds on the Inpatient Unit to 24 and limiting visitor numbers at the bedside of patients have been just some of the challenges the Ipswich-based charity have had to face.
The festive season can be a lonely and emotional time for patients, with levels of anxiety only increasing due to COVID-19. Donations made to St Elizabeth Hospice’s ‘Be A Star’ Christmas campaign will be used to give care and support to those who need it this Christmas.
Thanks to the support of local businesses like Beatons Group, donations will be matched up to a total of £13,000, providing the charity with the funding they have not been able to receive from cancelled fundraising pushes this year.
Stephanie Hammond, director at Beatons Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to support St Elizabeth Hospice with its Be A Star Christmas appeal.
“Unfortunately, many of us know of a loved one, relative or friend who has received care at St Elizabeth Hospice.
“The coronavirus pandemic has made the job the hospice does even more difficult so we couldn’t be happier to show our appreciation for the vital service the charity provides.”
Donations can be made on the St Elizabeth Hospice website, where information can also be found about how individuals can fundraise, volunteer and spread awareness of this vital campaign.