Treetops Hospice Care has received a grant of £3,000 from the Allchurches Trust towards funding a spiritual area in their planned future In-Patient Unit.

Treetops, based in Risley, provides emotional support and nursing care for adults with life limiting conditions, and those who’ve been bereaved, and their families.

The charity is currently fundraising to build the first 12-bedded unit for South Derbyshire and South Nottinghamshire, a facility which will provide residential care to adults in the last weeks of their life.

A peaceful space where everyone feels welcome

Julie Heath, Treetops chief executive, explained more:

“We’re very grateful to the Allchurches Trust for their kind donation. The spiritual area in the planned In-Patient Unit will be non-denominational and be a peaceful space where everyone feels welcome whether to sit with thoughts and changing emotions.

“It will offer support to patients, their loved ones, our staff and volunteers – no matter their beliefs. It will be a place where families can practice their faith, create important memories and celebrate life – a place to mark birthdays and to host weddings for example.”

Treetops current services include Support and Information, Wellbeing Space, Hospice at Home nurses and Therapeutic Services including counselling, art therapy and complementary therapy.

The Allchurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities and gave more than £16 million to churches, charities and communities in 2018. Its funds come from its ownership of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.