We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded £10,000.00 from The Albert Hunt Trust to contribute towards its end-of-life care to patients, families and carers.

This support from The Albert Hunt Trust, and many like them, have supported us over the years to continue our services in the county.  This support is crucial to enable the charity to continue to support patients with any life limiting diagnosis, such as cancer; their families and carers. 

This donation has come amid strains on other incomes being curtailed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of the challenges, the clinical team have remained responsive and flexible to ensure end-of-life care needs have been met within the county. 

This funding will contribute towards the hospice at home service which is delivered to adults across Pembrokeshire.  And includes supporting families by assisting and expediting discharges from hospital for end-of-life patients; providing remote 24-hour on-call support; providing hands-on day and night nursing care and where appropriate allocating Paul Sartori Registered Nurses for night-care visits to support unstable patients. 

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, based in Haverfordwest, but serving all of Pembrokeshire, continues to remain flexible in light of COVID-19 and here to provide support where needed.  It can only do this through flexible donations such as this from The Albert Hunt Trust, which enable the charity to respond to changes in the level and type of care provided.

“Our team’s dedication to the charity during these challenging times has shone through over the past 15 months.  Donations such as this contribute so much to the sustainability of our charity.  It now costs £3000 a day to deliver the end of life care services in Pembrokeshire” said Sandra Dade, Charity Manager at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

“This grant makes a big difference to our charity, enabling the charity to spend the money on its core service.  The Albert Hunt Trust have been a terrific support to our charity over the years, and like so many, we rely on this generosity to continue to support our community,” added Judith Williams, Grants Coordinator at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home. 

The Albert Hunt Trust was established following the success of business man, Mr Albert Hunt, who died in 1957.  He left his business jointly to two ladies: Miss Florence I Reakes (his niece) and Miss Mary K Coyle.  Miss Reakes and Miss Coyle established the Trust in Albert Hunt’s name in 1979.  Miss Reakes died in 1996 and Miss Coyle in 2000.  They were both wealthy ladies and bequeathed the bulk of their estates to the Trust, providing it with a significant endowment.  This enabled the trust to increase its active support of charitable causes.  Since the trust was established, significant sums have been paid as grants.  The current trustees aim to stay as true as possible to the founders’ original charitable objectives.