Fundraising and Volunteers

By our Community -- For our Community

Visitors to the islands are always struck by the care that our people have for each other. The Hospice is a perfect illustration of this. So many people have seen for themselves the wonderful work that is done, and wish to join us in showing compassion to those who are in need.

As a truly local charity we provide rewarding employment for 60 staff of various skills, placement opportunities for students, and a focal point for volunteer work and fundraising. With so many different people involved, openness in communication and an ongoing programme of training are vital. We must never lose our vision. Our community needs us. We need our community.

The unit is run on an entirely non-profit basis. The Nursing Home beds are primarily occupied by clients of the Western Isles Council Social Work Department and is therefore self-financing. By contrast, less than 50% of Hospice costs are met by the Western Isles Health Board. The shortfall must be raised from charitable contributions, grants and fundraising. This shortfall currently amounts to 230,000.

Fundraising events for all Local fundraising ventures include a Charity Shop selling donated goods