A review of 2020
Last year was a difficult and exhausting year for everyone due to Covid-19. However, our team continued to deliver a high-quality service throughout 2020 and our services still grew significantly, despite many challenges. Here are our latest figures:
- We supported 279 people across our services, hospice at home, the Cancer Support Service and bereavement counselling.
- Campden Home Nursing gave 6,097 free nursing and counselling hours to the community.
- An additional 2,491 patients or carers were given much needed contact time virtually via our Cancer Support Service.
- We opened the charity shop whenever possible. Our wonderful team did a great job in contributing to our funds last year on reduced hours and a reduced volunteer team.
Jecca’s House update
Jecca’s House continues to take shape, and as part of our ongoing drive to create a welcoming and safe environment for our patients when the time comes, our car park is being expanded. The work will start at the beginning of March and take 3-4 weeks. We apologise for any disruption or noise this may cause. Once complete, we will have capacity for 15 extra cars and be ready to open our doors once we feel it is safe to do so.
A huge thank you to the restaurants of Chipping Campden, who united to support our St Valentine’s raffle in February. Da Luigi Bistro, The Red Lion Tavern, The Eight Bells Inn, Michael’s Mediterranean, The Volunteer and The Bakers Arms all provided vouchers for a dinner for two on Valentine’s weekend.
The lucky winners were: Vin Kelly ((Red Lion), Sally Potter (DaLuigi Bistro) one of our nurses – Roberta (The Eight Bells) Jo and Chris Walker (The Volunteer Inn), Odette Sykes (Baker’s Arms), and Anna Bennett – who donated it to a friend for an anniversary. Well done everyone!
A huge thank you also to everyone who bought tickets. We are delighted to have raised £705. Thank you for your support. This year, more than ever, we need to focus on fundraising to be sustainable for the next 30 years. Watch this space for more fundraising events in the up-and-coming months. Following a strategy day at the beginning of February, we will also be letting you know of all our plans going forward. Our aim is to make Jecca’s House a community hub for anyone that needs our support through a cancer diagnosis, to a terminal illness, whilst caring for someone at the end of life or those who have suffered a bereavement.