Hospice and Diana Princess of Wales Hospice Care at Home trust reflect on last 25 years

On Wednesday 22nd February 2023, an informal get-together was held at Hospice Isle of Man to acknowledge the tremendous contribution that Diana Princess of Wales Hospice Care at Home Trust makes on the Island.

The Diana Princess of Wales Hospice Care at Home Trust (‘DPOW Trust”’) is celebrating 25 years of fundraising in 2023, whilst Hospice Isle of Man celebrates 40 years of being established.

The get-together was a chance for the relationship to be strengthened between both charities and all of the individuals involved, and an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved by the charities to date.

Past and present Trustees and Committee members of the DPOW Trust were invited to Hospice to mark the extraordinary financial contribution made by DPOW to the Hospice at Home service over the years. Chairman of Hospice IOM, Mr Chris Hall, thanked all those in attendance and those unable to be there on the day, for the 25 years of remarkable dedication and volunteering support in fundraising for the vital service.

The DPOW Trust has raised over £1.4 million to date  and through this has contributed significantly to the ‘Hospice at Home’ service  at Hospice Isle of Man, who provide end-of-life palliative care for Isle of Man residents with cancer or other life-limiting illnesses who wish to remain at home in their last days.

Mr Hall also took time to pay tribute to the guest of honour at the event, the founder of Hospice IOM, Mrs Nadene Crowther. He applauded her “vision, foresight, determination and tenacity” in founding Hospice IOM, and subsequently the Hospice at Home service, which has made such a profound impact on many patients and their families over the years.

Two of the Hospice at Home nurses kindly took time out of their very busy schedules to support the get-together and thank members of the DPOW Trust personally for their fundraising support. The current Chair of the DPOW Trust, Mrs Jennifer Houghton, thanked all those involved in the Trust and their supporters over the years and announced the Trust’s intention to set a higher fundraising goal of £130,000 in 2023.

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