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Hospice Care Week – what it takes

We ran a number if events 7th to 13th October to help raise awareness of hospice care as part of the annual national Hospice Care Week.

This year we had a packed week which included:

  • cake sale
  • pie face challenge
  • an information stall in Watford town centre
  • pyjama day

We also shared some stats for what goes on behind the scenes to make it possible for us to do what we do.

  • 13,000 calls taken by our Receptionists
  • 5,450 meals prepared for our Inpatient Unit
  • 320 bottle of paint in our creative arts therapies groups
  • 870 staff attendances at trainings sessions
  • 1,200 metres of bubble wrap to pack and send our eBay items


It was a great way to share more about the work we do and the benefits it brings to patients and families.  It was also a lot of fun.  Our staff and volunteers threw themselves into it and lots of people took part in our pie challenge.  They took a pie in the face for us and helped to raise money for us.  You can still take part in the pie challenge if you’re up for it – see details on our Facebook page, here.  And, check out this film clip of our CEO Declan Carroll – he took several pies to help us kick off the challenge.

Our thanks to everyone who supported us during the week.