THE SHAKESPEARE Hospice is urging the community to support it online this Christmas as it faces a shortfall of more than £40,000.
The hospice has thousands of Christmas cards in stock available through its website shop to generate much-needed funds.
Along with the cards, the hospice is also selling 2021 diaries and virtual gift vouchers, with options for postage or click and collect.
Meanwhile, the hospice will continue to operate its eBay shop and sell specialist or collectable books on Amazon.
The hospice provides care for terminally ill patients and their families across South Warwickshire and the North Cotswolds.
Becky Sewell, retail operations manager at the Shakespeare Hospice, said: “As a health care provider ourselves, we fully understand the need to slow the spread of coronavirus and the restrictions that are being put in place to help do this.
“However, we are concerned about the loss of income so, like other non-essential retailers, we are adapting and moving our trade online.”
The hospice only receives an 11 per cent contribution from the NHS towards its £2.4million annual operating costs and shopping online will help it continue to provide its vital front-line services, including end-of-life and palliative care, adult and children’s bereavement and carer support.
For more information visit http://www.theshakespearehospice.org