Rowans Hospice is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.
On site, they provide a specialist In-patient service for treatment and symptom relief as well as a ‘Living Well’ drop-in centre for support, therapy and group activities. They also offer much-needed respite for carers and a bereavement service for the family and friends of those affected by life-limiting illness.
“We offer specialist support wherever it is needed, at the Hospice, at home and in the local community.”
This wonderful charity would not be able to operate without the support of its local community so it seemed a perfect fit for the Serocor group as many of our loved ones have been supported by Rowans, at the time they’ve needed it most.
“Each year it costs £6.5 million to continue our vital work.”
Fundraising is vital in maintaining the high standard of care and support that Rowans provide, so it’s unsurprising that over 170 fundraising events took place last year alone. With moonlit walks, sky-diving, dancing and so much more, there’s an event for everyone and we can’t wait to get involved!
Volunteering is just as important. Last year, over 168,000 volunteering hours were donated by individuals, families and businesses. This hands-on support is invaluable to a charity like Rowans and allows them to focus their resources where it’s most-needed.
"Your gift of time and support is what enables us to continue delivering expert, compassionate end of life care to families, free of charge, right across our area of care."
It’s rewarding for volunteers too, providing them with the opportunity to develop new skills and meet with interesting people from all walks of life. Here at the Serocor group, we are each given 16 hours of volunteering time every year and we’ll certainly be using them all with the exciting volunteering options on hand!
Visit their website to find out more and to see how you can get involved!