This is a slightly different blog to my usual business/marketing ones, but hopefully one you will read anyway.
Today I had a visit to Butterfly House, the recently opened building of the South Bucks Hospice. The SBH is connected to a charity I came across called the Hospice Lottery which I was told about with great passion via my Athena Network connections and ladies called Belinda Ellis and Annie Smith. I was shown around by the passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable Becca Braithwaite (whilst my mum was volunteering on the reception!).
So why am I writing this blog? Cancer and life limiting illnesses sadly impact too many of us and what the team at Butterfly House are trying to do through their team of volunteers is to care, help, support and look after patients and their families. Through their light and airy and lovely decorated building with relaxing gardens and treatment rooms, they offer many many treatments and therapies and they also have big plans to get expanding and keep providing and getting involved with the local community.
Hospices have connotations of being depressing and whereas I am not doing down the feelings or severity of the situation for the patients, the Butterfly House honestly had a feel of a hotel. Welcoming and homely, yet well equipped and well maintained to the highest of standards, I would recommend you pop in if you can. See for yourself and get involved.
So how can you help? Are you a business who could donate? As part of your CSR policy, could you be involved with the charity for mutual gain?
Or are you someone who cover offer their talents and skills through phone answering, driving patients, collecting funds, hosting events, offering complimentary therapies like reiki or aromatherapy or CBT, manicures, colour analysis, make up, hair styling or something else? The options are endless. Here is how you can find out more!
Thanks for listening and support if you can!
I hope to help with marketing advice going forward and I have just supported the Christmas Superdraw