The rising cost of living is putting a real strain on small charities, especially those that have a need to travel. The Pepper Foundation is launching a fundraising campaign to help keep the children’s hospice at home service it funds on the road.
The nurses working for the children’s hospice at home service that the Pepper Foundation funds, need to visit patients every day.
Each child has complex needs unique to them; the children and their families depend upon the nurses’ ability to travel to their home to administer care that they urgently need, day or night.
The cost of fuel has risen by 12% since the beginning of 2022; this has increased the cost for the nursing team to visit families. As we begin to emerge from the Covid pandemic, the nursing team is making more and more patient visits; in April alone the team made 80 face-to-face visits.
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How can people help?
Last year the nursing team drove over 22,313 miles (that’s almost once around the earth); as we move beyond the pandemic, the nursing team will be doing even more mileage.
The Pepper Foundation is asking its supporters to sponsor the nursing team’s mileage, with the hope of reaching a target of sponsoring 20,000 miles (£10,000). So you could fund a trip to visit a patient: a 30-mile trip = £15.
Another way would be to pay for a tank of fuel. A tank of fuel = £50
Or maybe supporters would prefer to ‘walk a mile in the nursing team’s shoes’ and raise money with a sponsored walk, cycle, or run.
Supporters can make a donation by visiting the fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/campaign/keep-the-childrens-nurses-on-the-road
Or donations can be made through the Pepper Foundation’s website: pepper.org.uk/donate