Community nurse, Hideko, visits a patient and her husband at home. They sit around the kitchen island chatting over a coffee.

Why your support matters

St John’s celebrates and amplifies life, enabling people to live well for as long as possible. As well as our Inpatient Unit and Wellbeing Centre located in St John’s Wood, we work out in the community, in people’s homes, providing care to more than 4,000 people every year across North London.

Your support can help us to create even more moments of joy and compassion both inside and outside of our hospice and ensure that each of our patients and their families are supported through every aspect of their journey. Patients just like Veronica and her husband Riccardo.

Veronica and Riccardo's story

38-year-old Veronica and her husband, Riccardo, moved to the UK from Italy just a few months before Veronica received her cancer diagnosis. The couple found themselves in a new country and separated from their usual support networks when, in their own words, their “world was turned upside down.”

“It was a lot to face, and the hospice helped ease that pressure, that initial shock of the diagnosis and how our lives were going to drastically change overnight,” Veronica explains.

“The St John’s Community team came to us at home. As well as being a source of pain and symptom control, our community nurse discussed the new situation we found ourselves in, the medications I was now going to be on, setting up the equipment I would need, and organised visits from their therapists. They also referred us to the day services at the hospice and made sure that in those months when I struggled to walk, the ambulance came to pick me up, so I never missed a week.”

“They helped us realise we weren’t alone and that there was this amazing community we were a part of and that we could be supported by.”

With your support, we can continue to be there for even more patients just like Veronica and their loved ones. Please donate today.

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How your support can help

  • £25 could fund a bereavement counselling session for a patient’s loved one, providing them with much-needed support at the toughest time.
  • £50 could fund a group art therapy session in our Wellbeing Centre enabling our patients to learn new skills, express themselves and above all else, relax and have fun with one another.
  • £100 could provide a block of four physiotherapy sessions for a patient, enabling them to maintain or rebuild their strength and to live as independently and fully as possible.
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Get in touch

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the ways you can give and the impact your gift can have, please get in touch by emailing or calling us on 020 7806 4011.

If you would like to donate by post, you can send us your cash or a cheque made out to ‘St John’s Hospice’ to the address below:

Fundraising Department
St John’s Hospice
60 Grove End Road

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