Help us to make special memories for our patients and their families this summer We have been enjoying glorious weather over the last month and hopefully the heatwave is set to continue for a few more weeks. This summer has been a perfect time to spend with family and friends on your patio or in your garden. At the hospice, our nurses have been going that extra mile to make sure our patients enjoy the good weather too. Making sure they can spend those precious moments with their families in the most comfortable conditions possible has been the top priority for all hospice staff, in the in-patient unit, day services, and beyond. It has been lovely to see our patients and their families enjoy the sunshine this summer. Parasols and tables have appeared all over the hospice garden. Ice machines have been brought out so that they can enjoy cool drinks and meals outside in the sunshine with their family and friends. Our new bowling green was even transformed into a World Cup football pitch for one day! Patients and staff had lots of fun playing a little football match whilst enjoying the beautiful sunny weather. It is a privilege to help our patients and their families fulfil their wishes. When one of our patients celebrates a special occasion, everyone helps to make it a memorable experience for them and their family. From our nurses and care assistants to our catering and maintenance team, and volunteers – everyone does their utmost to make the event special. But all this costs money and today we are asking you to help us continue to support patients and their families and help them make the most of the time they have together. Please make a donation today £30 could help towards the purchase of more garden furniture £50 typically pays for a family to stay two nights in our family accommodation £100 helps towards the cost of a specialist bed Come rain or shine, the specialist care we provide at the hospice remains second to none. Our nurses, staff and volunteers do their best every day to deliver outstanding care to all of our patients living with a life-limiting illness as well as their families and friends. Our care is free of charge and offered at a time when people need it most. The hospice supported over 1,400 people from all across Ayrshire last year – please help us support more people who need our services by making a donation today. Thank you for everything you do to ensure the patients and families who receive hospice care are well looked after – please keep donating to help them make the most of the time they have together. Yours sincerely Margaret Wilkie Patient Services Director Ayrshire Hospice PS, Thank you again for your support in the past. Over two thirds of the hospice’s funding comes from voluntary donations including Gifts in Wills and every penny counts. Your donation will be used where it’s needed most within the Ayrshire Hospice.