The Albert Hunt Trust, who fund a range of UK registered charities, have supported Pembrokeshire-based charity, Paul Sartori Hospice at Home, over many years and were once again able to make a favourable grant of £10,000 recently.  This support is vital for the charity to continue to provide the range of support to many local families with a life limiting diagnosis, especially during the cost-of-living crisis with rising costs putting a strain on many charities.

This grant will contribute towards the flexible and responsive Home Nursing Care Service delivered in the county by the team at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.  They offer a 24/7 on-call facility, a standby service, hands-on day and night respite care, as well as symptom management.  Working closely with other health and social care professionals they complement statutory services to deliver the right care tailored to meet the needs of end-of-life patients, their families and carers.  The support provided by the charity is regarded as “invaluable”, a “great comfort” and makes “a difficult time so much easier”.

Picture: left to right Laura Hugman, Clinical Team Manager and Katie Welsford Complementary Therapist from Paul Sartori Hospice at Home thanking The Albert Hunt Trust for their donation

“The Home Nursing Care Team is dedicated in providing this much-needed support to local families, enabling those at the end of life to die at home, if that is their wish.  The charity can only do this through donations such as this from The Albert Hunt Trust,” said Laura Hugman, Clinical Team Manager at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.  “This regular support makes a big difference to our charity – The Albert Hunt Trust have been a terrific support to our charity over the years,” added Laura. 

“The Albert Hunt Trust has been steadfast in providing unrestricted core funding for hospice support throughout the UK for many years. Paul Sartori Hospice at Home has been one such hospice to have received regular awards to help fund the delivery of services to local families in Pembrokeshire,” said Jane Deller Ray, Operations Manager at The Albert Hunt Trust.

The Albert Hunt Trust was established in recognition of the successful businessman, 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 kindly 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.

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home has been providing a range of services to Pembrokeshire people living in the final stages of a life-limiting illness for over 40 years.  The support now includes home nursing care, equipment loan, complementary therapy, bereavement and counselling support, physiotherapy, future care planning and training.  The services provided enable people in the later stages of any life-limiting illness to be cared for and to die at home with dignity, independence, pain free and surrounded by those they hold most dear, if that is their wish.  All of the services are free of charge and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to the generosity of supporters near and far. Further information on the charity, and its services, visit their website, or phone 01437 763223

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