Hospice Care Week, from 8-14 October, is led by national hospice and palliative care charity Hospice UK. Treetops provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with life-limiting conditions with illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis, living in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
The Hospice Care Week celebrations included:
On Monday 8 October, Treetops took over the Erewash Sound breakfast show. Katharine Lightbown, Treetops marketing executive and Mary Rose, Treetops community fundraiser hosted the show, rather than the regular show’s presenter, Paul Stacey
All sixteen Treetops charity shops based across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire transformed their front windows and shop interiors with Hospice Care Week promotional materials
Ashbourne Radio featured interviews with Treetops Hospice at Home nurse, Liz Docker, and June Holden, from Ashbourne, whose husband, Jeff, received Hospice at Home care in 2016.
Treetops patients, staff, volunteers and visitors to the hospice were asked to record their reasons why they love Treetops in a video booth based onsite at Risley. Several messages were recorded and will be rolled out over the coming weeks and months including a recording by Catherine, a Day Care guest:
Treetops also asked supporters to share a series of Hospice Care Week social media posts through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn using the hashtag #HeartMyHospice and share their own reasons why they love the hospice.
Treetops services include Support and Information, a Day Care Unit, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.