Nottinghamshire Hospice

Adding Life to Days

Open Up Hospice Care

Hospice care is so much more than a building where you go to die. Most hospice care happens at home and in the community. And when we care for someone at the end of their life we’ve only got one chance to get it right. It’s vital that we’re there to offer expert and compassionate support to every family in need.

One in four families who need hospice care can’t get hospice care.

But for many people in the UK today hospice care isn’t an option. People are dying in places they don’t want or need to be, longing for the warmth of their own beds. And many families are left traumatised, with little or no support at the time they need it most.

Hospice care aims to provide tailored support to those with a terminal or life-limiting condition, no matter who they are or what they’re going through. We listen, understand and treat people with the dignity and respect they deserve.

It’s astonishing that on average more than 325 people a day, who would benefit from hospice care, are not able to get the compassionate and expert support they need. And as the strain on our NHS increases and our population ages, this number is set to increase further.

We believe everybody has the right to hospice care and we urgently need your help to raise vital funds so we can open up hospice care to more families in Nottinghamshire.

Help us open up hospice care to more families in Nottinghamshire

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Open up your phone – text to donate

Wherever you are in Nottinghamshire the chances are there is a Nottinghamshire Hospice nurse in your area right now caring for someone in the last weeks, days or hours of their life. By donating today, you can help us open up hospice care so that even more families can benefit from our care.

To donate £5, text ‘OPENUP 5′ to 70085. This costs £5 plus a std rate msg. Alternatively, you can opt to give any whole amount up to £20.

Click here for more ways to donate


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Open up your home

Sunday lunches with the family? Learning to cook a crumble with your grandma? Food comes attached to precious memories. Sharing that food with family and friends is sharing and growing those memories.

That’s why, this March, we’re asking everyone to hold a special meal in support of Nottinghamshire Hospice. With your support, we can give even more people, whoever and wherever they are access to hospice care. 

Download a free fundraising pack


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Open up your wardrobe

Time for a spring clean? Declutter your wardrobe and donate your unwanted goods to your local hospice shop or visit our drop in café at Nottinghamshire Hospice, 384 Woodborough Road, Nottingham, NG3 4JF, between 10 am and 2pm any Friday in March.

Find your nearest Nottinghamshire Hospice shop


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Open up your office

From bake sales to wearing slippers for a day, we’ve got loads of ideas which will brighten up your work day.

Find out more about fundraising at work with Nottinghamshire Hospice


Open up your inbox

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Here’s how your support will help

Click here for more information about the Open Up Hospice Care campaign and Hospice UK