ST DAVID’s Hospice, Llandudno is to mark its 20th anniversary with a hospice awareness month in June.

Throughout June 2019 supporters are invited to organise celebratory coffee mornings or tea parties with friends, family and colleagues to back the Hospice’s 20th Anniversary. The Hospice was officially opened by HRH Prince Charles on May 27, 1999.

North Wales Pioneer: The Hospice under constructionThe Hospice under construction

Upon registering an event, the Hospice fundraising team will provide the organisers with a special 20th Anniversary party pack to help promote and decorate the event.

To register the event and to receive the party pack contact: Andrew Everley, Fundraising and Events Manager 01492 873664

Glenys Sullivan, Hospice Matron said: “Since 1999, St David’s Hospice has provided the very highest standards of end of life care, free of charge, to the people of North West Wales.

“Thanks to the outstanding generosity and support of the local community, we have been able to expand and improve our services to ensure that our community receives the care they deserve at the end of their lives.

“In our 20 years we have, in some way, touched the lives of thousands of families across Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

“Every penny you donate enables us to continue to provide outstanding care for the patients, both in the Inpatient Unit and the Therapy Centre, as well as in the comfort of their own homes via our Hospice at Home and Outreach services.”

St David’s Hospice is a charity, which cares for local people, and delivers specialist care to adult patients with advanced illnesses, or those in need of end of life care and their families.

Every year, this touches the lives of more than 1000 people within our local communities from across the counties of Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

The Hospice offers 24 hour care, 365 days a year providing a clinical service alongside emotional, physical and spiritual support. In its day care unit it provides patient care, bereavement and counselling services, while the inpatient unit offers symptom control, respite and end of life care.

It costs more than £4 million each year to deliver the service, that’s over £9,000 a day. The majority of this comes from community fundraising. None of these costs are passed to the patients, their families or carers, because St David’s Hospice care is free to all.