Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, a Pembrokeshire-based charity, is delighted to announce that they were awarded £10,000.00 recently from The Albert Hunt Trust to contribute towards its end-of-life care to patients, families and carers locally.

The charity has witnessed an increase in complications this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not to mention the extra pressures on the services provided by the charity, but also on income to sustain the charity. Regardless of these challenges the clinical team have remained responsive and flexible to ensure end-of-life care needs have been met within the community.

This funding will contribute towards the continuation of family support; assisting and expediting discharges from hospital for patients living in the later stages of life who wish to be at home; continuing to provide remote 24-hour on-call support and providing hands-on day and night nursing care.

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, based in Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire, has been providing a range of services to adults with life limiting illnesses, whilst also supporting their families and carers, for over 38 years. These grants make a big difference to the Foundation, enabling the charity to spend the money on its core running costs and deliver free services, accessible to all.

“Our clinical, fundraising, administration and retail team’s dedication to the hospice at home service delivery during these difficult times has shone through over the past 10 months; we know we have challenging times ahead and kind gifts like this contribute so much to the sustainability of our £3000 a day end of life care service” said Sandra Dade, Charity Manager at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

“This unrestricted grant means a great deal to us. We are grateful to The Albert Hunt Trust once again for supporting our charity,” added Judith Williams, Grants Coordinator at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

The Albert Hunt Trust was established following the successful 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.

The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service provides people living in the final stages of a life limiting illness, including home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, under 18s anticipatory and bereavement support, physiotherapy, advance care planning and training.

The services provided by the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service enable people in the later stages of any life limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, as pain free as possible and surrounded by those they hold most dear if that is their wish. 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 or by phoning 01437 763223.