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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.   

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.

Secondary Schools

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.

Topics Covered

On successful completion of the course, each of the students will be presented with a certificate of achievement. 
  • 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

Primary Schools

For the Primary School Students, we have our mascot ‘Croc the Doc’ who visits schools in the Southern Trust Area to teach younger pupils about Hospice and how we help people.

Support from School’s each year makes a huge impact to Hospice.  If there is anything your School can do to support your local hospice, we would love to hear from you.  For more information or to register your school’s fundraising event, contact us on (028) 3025 1333.