As Grant Writer at South Coast Hospice Association, I have had the opportunity to experience, first hand, the extreme adversities which terminally ill patients and their families have to face each day.
Our Mobile Home Care Teams visit patients with Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Motor Neuron Disease, in their own homes to provide them with specialised palliative care, which they are in dire need of. The majority of these patients not only feel tired and weakened at the best of times but also have to face the challenges of extreme poverty and stigma. They can hardly afford proper shelter or food, let alone own or maintain a vehicle, or pay taxi fares to travel to Hospitals, Primary Health Care Clinics or Doctors to obtain the health care that they require.
We hear about poverty and suffering on the news every day of our lives but do not realise the reality of the affect and impact it has on individuals and their families until we actually find ourselves in the midst of such conditions. To look into the eyes of a dying patient or hungry child, you carry with you a deeper level of understanding for the rest of your life.
I am grateful that I am, as Grant Writer in the position to on behalf of South Coast Hospice Association, reach out to the community and companies to create awareness of the great need of terminally ill patients and their families, especially children, and humbly request donations to assist us in sustaining our valuable services to these members of our community.
South Coast Hospice Association will appreciate any donations big or small as our very sick patients depend heavily on our services which are FREE of charge, and we in turn depend on generous donors to enable us to continue to provide specialised palliative care to our patients and their families.
Please drop me an e-mail for details about our programmes and services which we provide to terminally ill patients and their families and how you can help.