St Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne

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 Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne 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 Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne. 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!


About St Wilfrid’s Hospice Eastbourne

Our Inpatient Unit – comprises of 15 short-stay, en suite rooms in a consultant-led area

Hospice at Home – provides expert nursing care in patient’s own homes

Wellbeing – services and therapies for in and out patients, helping them deal with the impact a serious illness is having on their lives

24/7 Nurseline – advice and support phone service available to both patients, their families and healthcare professionals

Click here to see how your support can help us.

How Your Support Helps

It costs over £12,000 a day to provide our services and two thirds of this comes directly from people like you and from the amazing things you do for us. During 2016/17, this meant we were able to care for over 1,400 people in our catchment area, which includes Eastbourne, Seaford, Uckfield, Heathfield, Hailsham, in between and beyond. Over half of our support is delivered in the community.

With the help of your gift we aim to reach out to transform end of life care for many people in the coming years. Support comes through attending or running events: regular donations; one-off gifts; gifts left in wills;  giving to, or buying from our shops; playing our lottery or visiting our café and salon in the hospice.

How to Pay your money in

Donations can be received in a variety of ways:

  • Cheques, cash or credit card payments
  • Cash can be brought into the Hospice to be counted by Money Counters