Today the Lynn News is asking you, its readers, to get behind a cause which brings comfort and support to so many throughout West Norfolk but relies on people’s generosity.
The new £3.4 million purpose-built hospice is emerging at Hillington and will provide a superb new facility for Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House, which is at present based in Common Road, Snettisham.
Construction is on track to be completed by March, but money is still needed to provide all kinds of equipment.
And that is why we are asking our readers to support the Lynn News Help Our Hospice Appeal which aims to raise £25,000 to completely decorate and furnish one of the seven in-patient bedrooms at the new hospice.
Every bedroom will be designed to give a homely feel and will have en-suite facilities and patio doors letting in light and providing views across the surrounding countryside.
“We want to provide comfort and create a personal space for people,” said Richard Shaw, chief executive of Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.
“If they wish to bring in their own pictures to hang on the wall of their rooms they are welcome and it’s possible that they could even bring their own pet dog. Our aim is to make people feel as comfortable as possible.”
The beds at the new hospice will provide several functions, including symptom management and will be used for respite care giving carers the chance to take a much-needed break from their responsibilities.
The patients’ area will also include a room especially for young people which will have an adjoining room for family and friends.
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