Farm Feast support a number of local and regional charities each year. Read all about them below and keep your eyes out for them at Farm Feast 2014!
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the largest networked cancer centres in the UK. From nine operating sites across Merseyside and Cheshire, they treat over 30,000 patients a year, offering pioneering chemotherapy, radiotherapy and proton therapy treatments.
The incidence of cancer is increasing – and this region has the highest cancer death rate in the UK, meaning there are so many people here who have been touched by cancer and who’s families have benefited from the care given by Clatterbridge’s dedicated team.
It’s with your support that The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity can help to make the hospital such a special place, helping their patients – young and old – get the best possible care.
Thanks to money raised at events like Farm Feast, you are helping to fund pioneering research, new treatments and vital support services that may otherwise be unavailable – ranging from the latest innovations in how Clatterbridge Cancer Charity treats cancer to the special touches that mean so much to their patients.
To find out more about The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and how you can help, click here.
Wirral Hospice St John’s
Wirral Hospice St John’s provides Specialist Palliative Care and support for patients with severe and progressive disease where curative treatment is no longer possible. The Hospice has outpatients and inpatients. Their busy outpatients department includes day care which gives carers support and allows the patient to be with others in the same situation. As well as medical interventions, there is an important social part each day and includes art therapy, aromatherapy and relaxation. One of the vital things Wirral Hospice does is manage pain. Many patients can go home when their pain is managed and they now have a new programme of care, Hospice at Home.
Wirral Hospice St Johns is open 365 days every year, 24 hours per day. They have 125 staff, many part time and 464 volunteers who play many roles in running the hospice – reception, gardening, administration, tea making, envelope stuffing!
Wirral Hospice costs over £3 Million each year to run, £2 Million of this total they raise themselves with the help of the Wirral community.
To find out more about Wirral Hospice St John’s and how you can help, click here.
Laughter, positivity and care, that’s what Claire House is all about.
Located on the Wirral, they look after families from across Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales, West Lancashire and the Isle of Man and provide a home-from-home environment for children and young people, helping enrich their lives so they can live them to the full.
The hospice provides respite and end-of-life care for children and young adults with life-limiting medical conditions. Claire House is also there for their entire family, providing support and counselling for as long as is needed.
But Claire House’s work extends far beyond the hospice grounds. Their specialist nursing team also work in the community through their Hospice to Home scheme, which offers care and support in the family home.
Claire House currently looks after 190 families, either in the hospice or through the hospice-to-home service. During their stay with us, each child has at a minimum of one-to-one care. They can spend time in the hydrotherapy pool, enjoy a music therapy session, sing karaoke in The Den or take part in arts and crafts therapy. And the whole family can be there with them, with private bedrooms and a lounge for Mum and Dad to unwind and take a break from their roles as carers.
To find out more about Claire House and how you can help, click here.