Katharine House Hospice has created a short film to show its supporters how vital their fundraising efforts are to local families.
The charity based in Banbury, Oxfordshire is also aiming to dispel some of the misconceptions people have of hospice care by showing what a normal day at the hospice looks like. In the film, patients talk about their experiences, including a patient who explains that together they feel like a family, making their time at the hospice enjoyable.
Chaplain James Grote appears in the clip and explains this further:
“There are an awful lot of friendships and relationships that grow within the day hospice and also within the inpatient unit, where people share and help each other through their time and shared struggle.”
Other members of staff are interviewed to talk about the work they do. Dr Charlie Bond, Medical Director and Palliative Care Consultant, says:
“There is a lot you can add in spite of the very difficult circumstances. You can make a real difference to people’s lives.”
The film also features footage of patients taking part in art classes and complementary therapy sessions.
A local film company donated their time and skills free of charge to make the film.
To watch the video visit Katharine House Hospice