At a General Meeting of the Support Group held on 28th September 2023, it was agreed that we would merge into and become an integral part of the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity. Trustees of the Support Group will form the backbone of a new Care & Support Committee, (C&SC), within the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity, and continue to provide patients and their families with comforts and support.
In November, Support Group Trustees agreed with the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity some Terms of Reference for our future work as a new C&SC. This has meant that we will be transferring Support Group funds to the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity, and then continuing the care and support work we have traditionally undertaken from within the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity as the C&SC.
Restricted and Designated funds within the Support Group will be maintained under the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity banner and general funds will be used to promote care and support, as well as all the things the Support Group has traditionally undertaken; such as equipment purchasing and volunteer support at the new hospice. In due course, final accounts for the Support Group will be produced and the Charity formally entered on the register of merged charities – the Support Group will then be wound up.
This is an exciting time, with so much more that is going to be possible from the new hospice base, and we look forward to remaining involved in the fabulous work it does. A big thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last 40 years or so. We do hope you will continue to support those in palliative care and their loved ones through the Priscilla Bacon Hospice Charity. To find out more about the Charity, please see www.priscillabaconhospice.org.uk
Priscilla Bacon Lodge