Fundraise & Get Involved

Our Services are free of charge to all patients and their loved ones. We need to raise over £7 million every year to provide outstanding Hospice care to the local community.
To get involved with our fundraising activities, design your own, or make a donation, use the information on this page.

Resources

Managing Symptoms

We understand the heart-breaking effect of being diagnosed and living with a terminal illness. It is shattering for the patient but also, of course, for those important to them too. Everyone will experience a lot of different emotions; our specialist teams are here to support you every step of the way from diagnosis.

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Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety is one of the most common emotional responses to illness, and it’s a natural reaction. Questions like ‘How will I cope?’, ‘What’s going to happen?’, ‘Will I get better?’ and ‘Will the treatment work?’ may go through your mind.

Appetite

You may have a lack of appetite for many reasons. It may be caused by your illness, medicine or treatment, or it may be due to other symptoms such as pain, fatigue, constipation, sore mouth (please speak to your doctor or nurse if you have a sore mouth.

Bladder

Urinary problems may occur following some types of surgery to the bladder, prostate, bowel or womb. These problems may be caused by a number of different factors. The problems may be temporary and can improve over weeks or months.

Bowel Problems

Constipation can be a common problem, but many people find it embarrassing to discuss. Loss of appetite, poorly controlled pain and nausea can all lead to constipation.

Coughing

Coughing can be helpful because it helps to clear our airways, but it can also be uncomfortable, embarrassing and affect our ability to sleep, rest and eat. If you’re coughing up green or dark yellow phlegm (sputum), you may have an infection and may need to take antibiotics. Some people need physiotherapy to help them clear their airways.

Fatigue

Fatigue is feeling excessively tired or exhausted all or most of the time. Many people find fatigue to be one of the most distressing symptoms they experience when living with a terminal illness.