Dawson Hart's Charity of the Year 2017 is St Wilfrid's Hospice. St Wilfrid’s is an incredible charity which provides hospice care to the communities of Eastbourne, Pevensey, Seaford, Heathfield, Uckfield, and everywhere in between.
The vision of St Wilfrid’s is a community where people talk openly about dying, live well until the end of their life and where nobody dies alone, afraid or in pain.
St Wilfrid’s is particularly special for us as Victoria’s father, Kevan Regan, was looked after at St Wilfrid’s before he passed away in September.
Mr Regan was the co-founder of the hospice in 1981, having noticed that there was no such facility available to people when he moved down to Eastbourne. He was the Treasurer of the Health Authority in Eastbourne and with Dr Joan Hester, a Consultant Anaesthetist, an idea was put forward of a 25 bedded Continuing Care Unit on the DGH site. Unfortunately, NHS funds were in short supply and the plan had to be rejected.
Mr Regan did not give up and he gathered together a few like- minded people from the town and with thanks to numerous generous donations, St Wilfrids was created. He was also instrumental in building the success of Hospice by giving his expertise on financial matters as Treasurer and we would like to support St Wilfrid’s as a tribute to him.
We hope you will help us with the fundraising events we will be holding in the year to come. If you would like to donate at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us using the information below.
Phone: 01825 762281
If you would like to be considered for our Charity of the Year 2018, please email Hannah Callaghan no later than 1st September 2017.