Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, a locally-based hospice provider, are delighted to announce that they were awarded £40,000.00 by The Garfield Weston Foundation, a family-founded charitable grant-making foundation towards its running costs. This is in addition to other grants received recently from The Albert Hunt Trust and The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust for £7,000.00 and £5,000.00 respectively.

The West Wales charity, 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 services.
The Trustees of the Paul Sartori Hospice at Home are grateful to national grant funders for their recent contributions towards its hospice at home services in the community of Pembrokeshire.
“These unrestricted core grants mean a great deal to us. We are grateful to these funders. We have worked with them for many years now; have established good relationships and we are delighted that they are satisfied that previous grants have been well-managed.

This money comes at an important stage of our developments; having invested significantly in the charity over the past 5 years – these grants will offer us stability and greater flexibility. We will be able to continue to support more patients and their families with these grants, also helping us to raise our profile nationally and appeal to other funders,” explained Sandra Dade, Charity Manager at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of causes across the UK, donating over £70 million annually. It was established in 1958 by the Weston family and is one of the largest and most respected charitable institutions in the UK which has donated over £1 billion in total. The Trustees are descendants of the founder and the Weston family continues to take a highly active and hands-on approach.

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 Sir Jules Thorn Trust is a grant making charity endowed by Sir Jules Thorn. The resources provided by its endowment have enabled the Trust to give substantial support to a wide range of charitable causes in the United Kingdom. In keeping with the founder’s wishes the Trust’s most significant grants finance important medical research. Many related aspects of medicine are also supported including the upgrading of medical facilities and equipment, the care of the sick and the management of serious illness. In the broader humanitarian field, the grants are intended to make life easier for those who live with disabilities, who suffer disadvantage or who are in need of support in dealing with difficulties in their lives. They have awarded over £60million in grants since its establishment in 1964 supporting numerous projects across the UK.

Picture: Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Equipment Van pictured outside Paul Sartori House

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