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What better way to spread that festive feeling than with a beautifully designed set of Christmas cards?
Our charities have each produced a set of thoughtful cards that are sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face. Better yet, you can be safe in the knowledge that your purchase will help someone else this Christmas and spread that joy even further.
First on the list is (Christmas drum roll please) the Great Western Air Ambulance.
Great Western Air Ambulance
Overall, 2.1 million people receive critical care and air ambulance service from the GWAAC.
Yet, as a charity that relies on the generosity of donations, GWAAC needs to raise over £4 million each year to stay operational.
From the gentle fall of glistening snow to snuggly Christmas jumpers, GWAAC offers a selection of heart-warming cards.
St Catherine’s care for patients and families affected by life-shortening conditions like cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure across Chorley, Preston and South Ribble.
Traditional Christmas scenes fill the front covers of St Catherine’s Christmas cards. A snowman wrapped warm stands in a field filled with woodland creatures reminding you of childhood memories, or you can find a lone Christmas tree bright for all to see.
St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice
This is a charity that focuses on caring for others. Whether you need symptom control, end of life care or complementary therapies, you will be coming to a positive environment with professionals who support your individual needs.
They also offer a twenty-four hour helpline with a qualified nurse or doctor to answer any of your palliative care queries.
Wales Air Ambulance
Wales Air Ambulance is ready to save lives with A&E services delivered straight to the patient. On-board critical care consultants and practitioners provide advanced care before a patient even reaches the hospital.
The WAAC rely on the support of the people of Wales to raise £6.5 million every year. This keeps the helicopters in the air and allows the charity to save the lives of people in Wales.
The vision of Trinity Hospice is to give everyone on the Fylde Coast access to high quality end of life care. Whether this is in the hospice, the hospital, residential nursing home or family home.
Most importantly, the hospice focuses on the positive aspects of providing patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress of serious illnesses.
The Children’s Society
For one hundred and forty years, The Children’s Society has worked to transform the hopes and happiness of young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect. They support children through their most serious life challenges and campaign for the social changes that will improve the lives of those who need hope most.
A fun yet festive selection of Christmas cards can be found below.
Keech Hospice Care
Keech Hospice provides excellent specialist care to support adults and children to live pain and symptom-free for those who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
Their aim is to provide a peaceful environment for patients to help them stay out of hospital and make the most of the time they have.
Shelter help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services.
Until the day everyone has a safe place to call home, they are here to support those fighting for a place to call their own.
Queenscourt Hospice provides free, high-quality care for patients with advanced, progressive and incurable illnesses to help them achieve the best quality of life.
It costs over £400 an hour, three-hundred and sixty-five days a year to keep Queenscourt running, which is why community support and donations are vital.
96p of every £1 donated is spent on providing and supporting direct patient care.
Demelza has provided care to terminally ill children and young people since 1998. It is through the generosity of others that they can continue to be there for young people and their families for years to come.
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, care for those with a life-limiting illness based in Cheshire West, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Deeside.
However, less than a third of their £4 million annual running costs come from government funding. The rest has to be found through fundraising, donations, events and corporate partnerships.
Their Christmas card selection can be found below featuring beautiful cheery colours.
This hospice supports local people in Leeds with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
100% of profits from their charity Christmas cards support patients at St Gemma’s Hospice, which is also the largest hospice in Yorkshire and one of the largest in the UK.
Willow Wood Hospice
This year Willow Wood Hospice celebrates twenty-one years of serving the communities of Tameside and Glossop. Willow Wood provides the highest standards of care to those with a life-limiting illness.
Founded in 1989, Springhill Hospice is a sixteen bedded purpose-built facility offering specialist palliative care.
Springhill receives support from the people of Rochdale and the surrounding areas, but to keep their doors open they also rely on the generosity of donators and supporters. In total, they need to raise £7,500 per day.
St David’s Hospice
St David’s Hospice is a local charity, caring for local people twenty-four hours a day, three-hundred and sixty-five days a year. It delivers specialist care to adults with advanced illnesses or who those who need end of life care.
Over £4 million each year is needed to deliver patient care, bereavement and counselling services, as well as symptom control, respite and end of life care – that is over £9,000 a day.
The majority comes from community fundraising, but St David’s does not charge its patients, families or carers because its services are free to all.
Buying just one set of cards from your local charity this year will go a long way to helping someone who needs it most. Most importantly, it will help to spread some much needed joy to a loved one who may have been isolated this year.
To find out more about how we can help you, give us a call on 01201 706 000 for a free consultation.