Welcome to Christmas at St Wilfrid’s Hospice. We continue to care for people with life limiting illnesses and their loved ones during the winter and festive season. You can help us make a difference to local lives in a number of ways this year, including our popular Christmas Tree Recycling, our plastic packaging-free Christmas cards, shopping for sustainable gifts in our 12 charity shops, and by supporting our Light Up a Life appeal.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Let St Wilfrid’s wonderful team of volunteers collect your tree and dispose of it in an eco-friendly way for you in January 2022. All for a donation to the Hospice, which helps families facing terminal illness in the local community. Click the button below to register your interest today.
By teaming up with Chichester District Council and The Woodhorn Group we’ll be providing your tree with new life
as organic mulch, helping feed the Christmas trees of the future.
Councillor Penny Plant, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Contract Services at Chichester District Council, said:
“We would like to thank everyone who supports the St Wilfrid’s Christmas Tree Recycling scheme. We are really pleased to have partnered with the charity to help our residents recycle as many trees as possible while also supporting a fantastic local cause that is very close to our hearts.”
Give a Christmas Donation
If you can consider giving a Christmas donation this year, we really appreciate every pound. As an independent charity, the majority of the £8.3m it takes to run the Hospice each year comes from the generosity of our supporters- people like you.
This year Jo and Melissa have shared their story about their parents, who were both cared for by the St Wilfrid’s team. They said ‘If someone was to tell you that you were going to lose both of your parents in a short period you would never imagine you would be able to cope. The Hospice support made it possible to cope but also to be there with our parents. It made an unbearable journey bearable.’ You can read their story here.
Thank you for considering giving a donation to our Christmas appeal. We couldn’t give our vital hospice care to our local community without people like you.
Try our Christmas Quiz
Are you planning to Zoom with nearest and dearest this Christmas? Or are you looking for some activities to do if you have some time off? Why not download our FREE Christmas Quiz!
We’ve put together 50 fun festive questions to test your grey cells, suitable for all the family. If you enjoy the Christmas Quiz, and can consider donating to the Hospice, we appreciate every pound.
Taking a moment to remember is so important. During the last 18 months the global pandemic has meant people have been fearful of the virus, may have not been able to visit loved ones, have not had the funerals or memorials they may ordinarily have wished for, and this can cause us to feel grief in many ways.
Join with us to remember your loved ones, be they recent losses or from many years ago, to picture them in your mind’s eye, remember good times and bad, and allow yourself to feel their presence.
Our Light Up a Life Service is an uplifting and reflective moment where we join together to remember.
We hope you can join us from your own home with a candle to light to remember your loved ones, and have a moment of shared remembrance together.