Arnolds Keys Charity Page
Nick Williams with the Priscilla Bacon Hospice donation
At Arnolds Keys we believe in giving back to the community so each year we set out to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity.
All of the staff participate in fundraising activities but we also try and run one or two public events to try and tease all those last pennies out!
Last year was a difficult year for fundraising but we were delighted to have been able to donate £5,022.00 for Priscilla Bacon Hospice.
We don’t want to stop there, we very much hope to raise even more in 2021.
We are absolutely delighted to be continuing our support of Priscilla Bacon Hospice as our Charity of the Year and have several fundraising events planned (taking into account current guidelines). More information about the charity is below.
Please do also keep an eye on the Arnolds Keys facebook page for all the events – here’s to a great 2021!
Nick Williams | Charity Committee Chair
PRISCILLA BACON HOSPICE
Priscilla Bacon Norfolk Hospice Care Ltd. has been established to raise £12.5 million to build a new hospice – Priscilla Bacon Hospice – for the community of Norfolk and Waveney. Priscilla Bacon Hospice will replace the current Priscilla Bacon Lodge, established some 40 years ago through a public fundraising campaign.
Despite its achievements, Priscilla Bacon Lodge is now inadequate both in scale and configuration, as the population of Norfolk has risen by 220,000 since it was built. Against a requirement for 47-59 specialist palliative care beds, we have just 16 – all in Priscilla Bacon Lodge. Ever-increasing demand – for inpatient beds as well as day and respite care – from a growing and ageing population means that greater capacity is desperately needed.
The new 24 bed Priscilla Bacon Hospice will be built on a semi-rural site close to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. It will boast the most modern and very best facilities, plus a wider range of community day care and out-patient services, giving those who require care a greater breadth of choice. It will focus on enabling a ‘good death’, caring for patients and supporting loved ones through and beyond bereavement.