Working together with schools like yours is very important to us, not only in terms of fundraising but also in educating young people about the work of the hospice, the services we have available, what we do and how we help. This year we must raise £3.1 million, the equivalent to over £8,500 every day, to continue with our work.
Fundraising can take any form – some of the most popular recent campaigns in schools are encouraging children to collect coppers at home in our “Big Hospice Copper Hunt”, non-uniform days/Jersey Day/Christmas Jumper Day, coffee mornings or a bake and book sale, or by encouraging parents to purchase our Teacher Certificates instead of gifts.
Schools Awareness Programme
The aim of this programme is to raise awareness to students in secondary education and develop their knowledge of hospice and the palliative care services provided. As part of the course, the students will attend two workshops, where they will be given the opportunity to meet with staff and observe the facilities and services of the hospice.
- The Southern Area Hospice Services strategy for the future.
- An examination of the services on offer
- The role of the Community Liaison Sister
- The importance of volunteering
- Personnel and Training opportunities in the Hospice
- Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care
- Social Work Services and Bereavement Support
Why School’s should take part
- The programme is free of charge
- It will provide the students with a wider picture of Hospice and palliative care services
- Each student will receive a certificate to say they completed the program
- It gives students the chance to ask the professionals questions on their roles and key responsibilities
- It is a career sighting for potential young medical students
- It will encourage students to be more aware of real life issues affecting those in our community