A foundation that supports people with long-term illnesses has granted £500,000 to Thames Hospice to help the build of our new hospice.
The ACT Foundation's grant will be used to fund the Education and learning Centre in our new hospice, by Bray Lake, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and Mike Street, ACT Foundation Chairman, said: "ACT are delighted to have found such a project on our own doorstep. Our grant will fund the build and fit-out cost of the Education and Learning Centre, a vital part of the Hospice that will provide palliative and end-of-life care training opportunities for healthcare professionals. Both ACT and Thames Hospice have a vision that all people living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones will be treated with dignity and have access to the best palliative end-of-life care possible. The new ACT Foundation Education Centre will help bring this vision closer to reality."
The new hospice will have individual en-suite rooms and a new Day Centre, which will offer a wider range of therapeutic and social activities for patients doubling the Hospices day service provision.
Debbie Raven, Thames Hospice Chief Executive, said: "We are delighted to have the support of the ACT Foundation as Founding Lifetime Patrons of the Capital Appeal. They have been supporting the Hospice for a number of years and we look forward to continuing this strong relationship. The Education Centre will allow us to support others to provide the high-quality care people deserve at end of life and ensure everyone within our community experiences quality of life, to the end of life."