St Michael’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 Michael’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!


Why should I hold my own Big Get Together?

Because all money raised at your Big Get Together goes straight to St Michael’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!

Richard Milton and family

About St Michael’s Hospice

At St Michael’s Hospice we provide excellent holistic care and support for all those throughout Hastings and Rother affected by a progressive life-limiting illness or bereavement.

Having an advanced illness can raise all sorts of practical, physical, spiritual and emotional issues, which affect not only the patient, but their family and friends too.

Since we opened in 1987 we have cared for more than 25,000 people with a life-limiting illnesses or bereavement throughout Hastings and Rother, through a number of different services including; a 26 bedded In-Patient Unit, Hospice at Home, Day Services, Bereavement Services and Hospice Neighbours.

The cost of running the Hospice and providing the full range of services to our patients is over £5million a year. With no more than one third of this being provided by the NHS we need to raise the balance, circa £3.7million, over £10,000 per day, from voluntary sources. This demonstrates the great reliance we have on our community.

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How Your Support Helps

Your support really does make a difference, and will help us provide hospice care to people in your local area.

A Hospice at Home Day – £1,500 – Taking Hospice care into the homes of those that need it
A Day Services Day – £1,000 – Friendship and activities for people with life-limiting illnesses
A Hospice In-Patient Day – £500 – The daily cost of caring for one in-patient.

We are heavily dependent on the generosity of local individuals, companies, groups and trusts and we value each and every donation received.

How to Pay your money in

You can donate in a number of ways:

  • Donate online:
  • Send a cheque made payable to ‘St Michael’s Hospice’ along with a note of your name and address to:
    St Michael’s Hospice
    25 Upper Maze Hill
    St Leonards on Sea
    East Sussex, TN38 0LB
  • Call us on 01424 456373 and pay using your credit or debit card
  • If you have created a JustGiving page, you can pay the money raised via your account.