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Weldmar Hospicecare Trust set to roll out across county
BACKING: Weldmar Trustees, Sue Davies and Fran Leaper pledging their support for the Count Me In! campaign
THE WELDMAR Hospicecare Trust is looking for a show of support from the public next week.
The charity is joining forces with more than 100 other hospices across the country to mark Hospice Care Week.
The initiative aims to promote the growing need for hospice care and raise its profile across the nation.
The Weldmar Hospicecare Trust will mark the week by taking to the road with information stalls at locations across Dorset.
Weldmar staff will be outside Blockbusters in Weymouth’s St Thomas Street today from 9am to 3pm.
People will be able to talk to the team at the charity to find out more about the local hospice care provided by Weldmar as well as find out information about how to lend support through fundraising and volunteering.
Visitors to the stall will also be able to learn more about the Count Me In! pledge, a way of vowing to support the charity and spreading the word by telling five people about why hospice care counts.
The staff from Weldmar will also be at Bucky Doo Square from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday and during the same hours at Shaftesbury Market on Thursday.
Weldmar chief executive Alison Ryan said: “Demand for hospice care is growing all the time.
“Over the next 20 years the total population of over 65s in our area is predicted to rise by 80 per cent.
“This means more people are living longer, often with complex needs, due to multiple illnesses and are rightly looking for services that help them to meet their personal preferences and needs.
“Hospice care helps people live well until they die, supporting people and their families and providing individual, tailored care and support.
“We rely on the support of our local communities to support us and help us provide our care.’’
Information about how to pledge support is also available from reception at Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester, Trimar Hospice in Weymouth and Hammick House in Poundbury as well as online at weld-hospice.org.uk.
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