Our Hospice at Home team makes such a huge difference to people's lives at a time they really need it. Specially trained nurses go to people's homes to give them all the support and care they need during their last few days and hours. 

It's not just the practical things, like changing bed sheets or helping with someone's treatment. Our nurses provide lots of emotional support, listening and caring. They also give family members a break from the exhausting challenges of caring for a loved one, so they can get some sleep and recharge their batteries. 

We urgently need funds to be able to reach all the people who need us.

With your donation we could make sure that we are always there for critically ill people and their families. Just £26 will pay for an hour of our home support, meaning that your gift really will make a difference. Read Roz's story below to see how we supported her and her husband Oli.

Oli Brown was a 33-year-old mechanical design engineer, keen sportsman, and my husband for 14 months, when he died of high-grade neuroendocrine cancer last August.

Throughout his last five months, Oli maintained the strength not to be told his prognosis. We celebrated our first anniversary, and he began planning his 2017 season of triathlon racing to prove he’d overcome the disease. However in August, we went for Oli’s final oncology appointment, and were told he was too unwell to have any more chemo.

I drove him home, and knew he would die there. He wanted to die at home.

Longfield have helped us over this unbelievable year. The Hospice at Home carers came every day. I was determined (and young and fit enough) to do everything, so they made sure he brushed his teeth and helped me change his clothes. I can well anticipate their additional value had I been less able to stay on top of his medication, liaise with the numerous medical people involved, and generally lift stuff (and him!).

Fundraising for Longfield gave me a strong sense of purpose at the end of 2016 – ensuring some good came from the year. My family and friends have again rallied round and together we are running, cycling and swimming our way through this – doing something Oli loved in his memory.