December 7, 2021
Tynedale Hospice at Home receives £10,000 from the Harrison Foundation
A Northumberland hospice that provides vital community support services has received a £10,000 donation from the Harrison Foundation.
Tynedale Hospice at Home, based near Hexham in Northumberland, provides end-of-life nursing care, a hospital transport service as well as pre-and post bereavement support to children, adults and families across over 800 square miles of rural Northumberland.
On a visit this week to Tynedale Hospice at Home, Foundation trustee Daniel Harrison and his wife Gemma spoke to many of the staff and heard their experiences of giving care in local communities, organising transportation services as well as bereavement family support to hundreds of people across Northumberland.
Over the last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic, the services provided by Tynedale Hospice at Home have been in even greater demand. The £10,000 donation from the Harrison Foundation will help the hospice to continue its essential community work and to provide services to those in most need.
The Harrison Foundation was set up in 2007 with a particular emphasis on supporting charities and organisations delivering a practical difference to improve lives on the ground.
Speaking after his visit, Harrison Foundation trustee Daniel Harrison said:
“I was really pleased to get the opportunity to meet the amazing team at Tynedale Hospice at Home. The services they provide are absolutely vital, whether it is patient transport in the community, end of life care through their nursing team or pre-and post bereavement support for children and families. The team are so clearly passionate about providing outstanding support to those who need it at what is a very difficult time in their lives.
“There are many organisations out there who quietly get on with making an outstanding contribution and a practical service that is much-needed in our local communities. These are the organisations that the Harrison Foundation has always looked to support and we will continue to do so.”
Charlotte Pearson from Tynedale Hospice at Home added:
“Just as Tynedale Hospice at Home helps people at a point in their life when they most need assistance, recent times have been difficult for everyone – and we have been so blessed to have true friends like the Harrison Foundation.
“It is so immensely gratifying to be working with an organisation that doesn’t just empathise with who we help – they also very much get what we are and how we work. This is an efficient, locally-managed, vital service and thanks to others’ generosity, we are here for people in the very toughest times of their life. The Harrison Foundation and its warm-heated trustees make that possible.”