£35k appeal launched as St John’s Hospice needs new equipment


An urgent appeal has been made by the Sue Ryder - St John’s Hospice in Moggerhanger which needs to raise £35k.

The cash is needed to buy 10 new air mattresses, five air cushions and 10 pumps.

The hospice provides compassionate and person-centred care for people with life-limiting illness and their families every year across Bedfordshire. Providing incredible care and support to patients and their families is of the utmost importance to the team at St John’s and for this reason.

Mike Coward, hospice director for Sue Ryder – St John’s said: “Our need to upgrade these mattresses is a priority, but of course this comes with a cost.

“Without generous donations we will be unable to offer patients the highest possible level of comfort that they need and deserve during such a difficult time in their lives.

“We are relying on the local community to get behind their local hospice once again and support us in any way they can to raise these much needed funds.”

The Mattress Appeal runs until runs until Friday, April 3. Specialist air mattresses are an urgent priority for patients with a range of conditions including cancer; heart failure; respiratory failure and motor neurone disease.

If you would like to make a donation towards Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice Mattress appeal, please contact Paula Priestley, Head of Hospice Fundraising, on 01767 642410 or email paula.priestley@sueryder.org

More information about St John’s can be found by visiting: http://www.sueryder.org/how-we-help/Hospices/St-Johns-Hospice