As part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) in the UK, a four week intense programme for 15-17 year olds which aims to build skills for life in participants as we take part in a two week residential, work in groups – with people from all walks of life and basically build skills for life! My most recent blog posts talk about both weeks of the residentials’ in depth to demonstrate the skills we have learnt!
We have gotten to the stage where we are taking part in our social action project, in order to portray our skills and truly make a difference to the community we live in. We have chosen LOROS, a local hospice providing for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, caring for and delivering excellent, compassionate, top quality and free of charge care for terminally ill patients, their family and carers in order to relieve the stress they may feel at this overwhelming, and often difficult stage. They care for over 2500 people annually, and are only given a limited fund each year, yet it costs millions per year to run – the rest is only possible through kind and thoughtful donations which genuinely have an impact in delivering this care.
Our group – team 12, on wave three of NCS this year are passionate about this charity, and after a visit to the hospice, have seen upfront just how hard the team and volunteers work to provide such a high level of service and ultimate comfort to the patients, at no cost. We hope that not only the rest of our city can see this unbelievably invaluable service at their feet when they need it, but also the rest of the UK, and even global hearts who can truly help us to leave our mark and make a difference to our community!
We will be doing various fundraising events across the next two weeks such as a summer fete, donation stations and raising awareness for this great cause, so stay updated as we post my teams events for the upcoming weeks. Please help support us in this charity in any way possible – you never know when you may need such a precious service.
Also, if you are a twitter or instagram please share our campaign using the hashtag #LorosForComfort. Post an image of something you can’t live without, share our links – MAKE A DIFFERENCE! 😀
DONATE KINDLY HERE: https://www.justgiving.com/NCSAlphaFino
MORE INFORMATION ON THE CHARITY: http://www.loros.co.uk/
UPDATES ON MY TWITTER (and of course, the JustGiving page): https://twitter.com/BushraSpeaks
90p of every £1 goes directly to patient care.
£5 could pay for a patients meals for a day.
£10 could pay for the collection of a patient from home for day therapy, which eases their pain at this difficult time.
£25 could pay for an hour of care for an inpatient.
£50 could pay for two aromatherapy, reflexology or massage sessions, helping to relieve a patients pain and sickness, or reduce anxiety and stress in a patient or their families/carers.
£100 could pay for one of the community nurse specialists to visit a patient in their own home, providing free care and support to patients and their loved ones.
Don’t forget to GiftAid it to stretch your donation further – we have set £250 as an initial target but we hope to raise lots more, alongside our upcoming charity events!
Thank you 😀