The Martlets Hospice
PUBLISHED: 13:54 15 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:04 20 February 2013
We look after people on our InPatient Unit and in their own homes. We also support families to help them cope with the impact of terminal illness and bereavement. Since we opened in 1997 we've cared for over 20,000 local people.
This Christmas celebrate with the Martlets weve got lots of festive fun planned for our supporters.
It all starts with our Christmas Fair on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November its held at the Hospice on Wayfield Avenue in Hove, entry is free and its a perfect opportunity to stock up on your Christmas essentials. And while youre there, enjoy a coffee and mince pie!
If you love all things vintage, whatever your era, our Vintage Christmas Fair on Saturday 15th December is for you. Our Church Street shop in the heart of the Brighton Laines is a well established part of the local vintage scene. Twice a year we hold a vintage fair the Unitarian Church on New Road in Brighton will be packed to the rafters with iconic vintage clothing, beautiful costume jewellery, hats, shoes, handbags. Alongside games, Christmas decorations and furniture youll need to get there early to bag the best finds. Entry is free and the doors open at 10.30am
Nothing gets you into the Christmas spirit like a good singalong back for the second year is our Martlets Christmas Musical Spectacular at Hove Town Hall on Sunday 16th December. The show will feature all your favourite carols and Christmas songs with performances from Shine Theatre Company and Brighton Theatre Group. You can get your tickets online from www.brightonticketshop.com or call 01273 709709.
Of course Christmas isnt always about celebration; if someone you love has died Christmas can be an incredibly hard time. This is something we know only too well at the Martlets, so every year, around Christmas time we hold our Light up a Life ceremonies. These are simple ceremonies of remembrance and you dont need to have any connection to the Martlets Hospice. All we ask is that when you make a dedication to your loved one you make a donation to the Hospice. This years ceremonies are in the Meridian Centre in Peacehaven on Sunday 25th November at 3pm, in Brighton at the Clarendon Centre on Sunday 2nd December at 3pm and then in Hove at the Hounsom United Reformed Church on Friday 7th December at 7pm and on Sunday 9th December at 3pm.
Why are legacies important to the Martlets Hospice?
Legacies form a vital part of the Martlets income as we receive less than a third of our income from the government. It costs a lot to provide free care - we must raise over 9,000 each and every day of the year to care for our patients and their families. So, from a few hundred pounds to many thousands, every legacy makes a difference to our work.
We look after people on our InPatient Unit and in their own homes. We also support families to help them cope with the impact of terminal illness and bereavement. Since we opened in 1997 weve cared for over 20,000 local people. We want to ensure that everyone in our care has the best possible lives right up until the end. Your support will help us do this. To find out more about our services and how to get involved visit www.themartlets.org.uk or for more information about making a gift in your Will or our events call our Fundraising Team on 01273 747455.