Introducing Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care...

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Over the years we have worked closely and in support of many different charities. We have always been proud to have done so. The work they undertake is always incredibly important, and, in many instances, we have been personally affected by the cause the charity works in support of.

Every so often we seek to support a new charity partner. In doing so are always mindful of who that might be, the work they undertake and as with anyone feel compelled to support charities that have personal meaning for us.

This year we are working with a charity based locally to us; it is one that many of our staff have personal experience of caring for our own family members. Perhaps that is the reason why this year we are more determined than ever to raise as much money as we can in their support.

As anyone who has had family members experience an advanced or terminal illness and has relied upon the support and services of a local Hospice will attest to; the work they undertake is invaluable, as such we are proud to introduce to you, this year’s charity partner, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care.

“We are incredibly grateful to Just Kampers for allowing Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care to benefit from their Just Kampers Weekend and appreciate all their support!

For 40 years, Phyllis Tuckwell has provided supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. Every day we support over 250 patients, relatives and carers - in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford.

Our In-Patient Unit (IPU) is probably the best known of our services. Here we provide 24-hour care for those who need symptom management or end of life care. Some patients, however, prefer to remain at home and so are visited by our Care at Home team, who can provide all of the medical, nursing, therapeutic, emotional, spiritual and practical support which we offer. For those who simply need some help coping with everyday life, our Living Well team offers rehabilitative groups, emotional support and complementary therapy, as well as symptom monitoring and medical advice.

All the care we offer is given to our patients and their families free of charge, but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of our costs, we have to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to do this. Over the last 40 years, from our earliest beginnings right up to our current fundraising appeals, our local community has helped us to do this. It is this generous, dedicated and continual support which has enabled us to expand our services and extend our care to more and more local people who need our help … because every day is precious.”

Camping Tickets for this years open day will be available exclusively through this link from 12 noon on Saturday February 2nd: 

 www.pth.org.uk/events/just-kampers/

Open Day 2019