St Catherine’s Hospice

What is the Big Get Together?

It’s an opportunity to Get Together with your friends or family and have some fun – and one of the easiest ways to raise money for local hospice care. St Catherine’s Hospice has joined up with other hospices across the South East to invite you to be part of The Big Get Together in October; all you have to do is ask your guests to make a donation that will go straight towards providing hospice care in your local community. You could invite the family around for a barbeque; hold a cocktails and canapés evening; watch films and eat pizza in your PJs; dance like divas or simply raise the roof with a good old-fashioned gossip; hold a Halloween themed get together in October; a bonfire party in November; a Christmas themed soiree in December or a New Year Get Together in January! You can be as sophisticated or silly as you like!

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Why should I hold my own Big Get Together?

Because all money raised at your Big Get Together goes straight to St Catherine’s Hospice. But the best part is you decide what sort of hospice-tality you offer, it couldn’t be easier! It could be the perfect way to celebrate a special person, on a special date, in a way that is fitting to celebrate their life whilst enjoying the company of your friends and family.

When should I hold my Big Get Together?

Well, that’s up to you too! You can join thousands of other people and hold your gathering in October, during Hospice Care Week (9-15 October), or if your Get Together will be to remember a loved one, you can choose a date that is more memorable to you.

So – sign up and get your pack full of ideas and inspiration today!

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About St Catherine’s Hospice

We’re a local charity with a big ambition: to help everyone face death informed, supported and pain free. Providing expert hospice care, we’re there for local people in Sussex and Surrey when life comes full circle.

We’re one of the leading providers of end of life care and support in Sussex and Surrey, and all our expert care is free thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your support helps us be there for people and their families when they’ve told they have a life-limiting illness. It allows us to help people manage their illnesses, give them emotional support, and expert end of life care when and where it’s needed most.

A hospice isn’t just a building; it’s a way of caring, and we work in lots of different ways to support people when life comes full circle.

To find out more about our work and how you can help us continue to be there for local people please visit: www.stch.org.uk

Click here to see how your support can help us.

How Your Support Helps

Your support helps us be there for people and their families when life comes full circle… It allows us to help people manage their illnesses, give them emotional support, and expert end of life care when and where it’s needed most.

Wendy explained to us that she “became very depressed and angry, having difficulty accepting the truth” after her doctor told her she was going to die… “And that’s when St Catherine’s stepped in. With the help of day hospice I made friends and found a way to share my feelings. At day hospice we talk, recall life, take part in art sessions, write poems, attend music sessions and participate in relaxing classes to help us manage our symptoms, like meditation and gentle exercise. The arts and crafts sessions allow me to express my creativity; they inspire me to go home and carry on. I’m so very grateful for the love, comfort and inspiration that I receive and without a doubt St Catherine’s has given me my confidence back and re-kick-started my love for life”.

Jo’s mother in law Eve, was being cared for in the hospice during her final days. Jo said: “We were sitting in the beautiful gardens, so she could enjoy the early evening sun. She said that she fancied eating fish and chips out of the paper wrapper. My husband and daughter nipped out to get some and by the time they got back there were warmed plates, knives and forks for us. We had a lovely evening sitting in the last of the day’s sun as the four of us ate our fish and chips. I will keep that memory with me forever of how happy we all were”.

Every pound you raise makes a huge difference to people just like Wendy, Jo and Eve.

How to Pay your money in

If you have not set up a Just Giving page to raise your money, don’t worry- you can send us a cheque, made payable to St Catherine’s Hospice for the total amount raised along with a note of your name and address. Our address is:

Community Fundraising Team,
St Catherine’s Hospice,
Malthouse Road,
Crawley,
West Sussex,
RH10 6BH.

Alternatively, you can call us on 01293 447361 and pay in using your credit or debit card.

We really do appreciate the time and effort you take to fundraise for St Catherine’s, and every penny you raise will go towards supporting our patients and their loved ones.

Thank you for all your hard work!