Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice plans event to raise profile in local community

Official opening of the new Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice at 17 Brocks Road, Swaffham in 2006 Official opening of the new Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice at 17 Brocks Road, Swaffham in 2006

Friday, September 28, 2012
10:29 AM

A home hospice that helps 250 people will hold a Hospices Week event to raise awareness of their services.

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The Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice team offers free support for individuals and their carers affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

Visitors will be able to sample complementary therapies and see the range of free headwear for people who experience hair loss because of their treatment.

The hospice is based in the EcoTech Business Park, where it holds group activities including an art and craft group and bereavement support.

Project Manager Leigh Taylor said: “I originally joined the home hospice as a volunteer and over time took on a part-time role with the home hospice.

“Volunteering especially in this environment is humbling to say the least, to see individuals dealing with some pretty tough stuff and I found it to be challenging yet ultimately rewarding to be involved.

“So many people still don’t know we exist so for this very reason we are putting on this special event so please do come and join us and find out more.”

The event at the Swaffham Assembly Rooms between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday October 9 will also include tea, coffee and home-made cake. Everyone is welcome.

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