The Clinical Management Team at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home who coordinate the delivery of the vital service in Pembrokeshire
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, is delighted to announce it has bagged £4,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.
Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £56 million to over 16,000 local community projects.
Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country and it can now be revealed that Paul Sartori Hospice at Home has been awarded the maximum award of £4,000. This will contribute towards the end of life home nursing care in Pembrokeshire that it delivers.
Paul Sartori applied to the fund to help patients with a terminal illness and their families receive the end of life care and support in Pembrokeshire they deserve by contributing towards the home nursing care team and are delighted to have received this maximum grant award.
“Every year the number of hours we deliver in the county of Pembrokeshire continues to rise – during 2017/18 the Paul Sartori Home Nursing Care team delivered 20,122 hours to 1,359 patients. That is just over 380 hours per week in the county,” highlighted Judith Williams, Funding & Projects Coordinator at Paul Sartori, adding “This scheme is a great way of local people supporting this growing need in our county. I would like to thank everyone who visited the Haverfordwest and Goodwick Tesco stores during May and June and voted for Paul Sartori.”
Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”
Voting ran in stores throughout May and June with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.
Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.” Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, clinical nurse specialist in palliative care, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training. Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the kind generosity of the Pembrokeshire Community. Further information on the charity and its services can be obtained by visiting their website www.paulsartori.org, or by phoning 01437 763223.
Judith Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service, tel: 01437 763223 (30th July 2018)
Notes to Editors:
Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service:
- is particularly keen to dispel the belief that it is a ‘cancer charity’ as this deters people with other life-limiting conditions from contacting the Paul Sartori Foundation (32% have a non-cancer diagnosis)
- operates an open referral system with around 15% of referrals from patients, family and friends. The biggest referral group is District Nurses, followed by Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialists and hospital staff
- was established in memory of Father Paul Sartori, a much loved local priest, who recognised a need for hospice care, but unfortunately died of cancer at the age of 39. The Foundation was set up in his memory and provides care to people with any or no faith, and not just Catholics
- charity was registered in 1982 and celebrates its 35th anniversary during 2017-2018
Tesco Bags of Help:
- Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
- So far Bags of Help has awarded over £56 million to more than 16,000 local community projects.
- For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.