House of Townend receive requests for help and support from such a large number of worthwhile causes, over the years it has become increasingly difficult choosing who to support. For this reason it was decided that we would have a company charity and we have subsequently chosen Dove House Hospice. Like House of Townend, Dove House hospice is based in Hull ,making this local to our Head Office and Cellar Door.
The Dove House Appeal
Dove House needs to raise £2.5 million towards the redevelopment of the hospice site on Chamberlain Road by autumn 2012. Appeal income, since the launch in February 2010 has now reached £555,577
Dove House Hospice was established on the Chamberlain Road site in 1990 ... it provides specialist care for people residing in Hull and East Yorkshire who are living with life limiting illnesses. The team at Dove House are specialists in palliative care ... that is the total care of patients whose illness is no longer curable and for whom the goal must be quality of life.
The services are available to anyone over the age of 18 years who has a life limiting illness. Specialist palliative care is provided for patients with cancer, motor neurone disease, HIV/AIDS or any other life limiting illness. This incorporates psychological, physical, social and spiritual support delivered by a multi-professional, collaborative team approach, embracing the family and significant others before and after the patient's death.
Current facilities/services include:
Ø Inpatient Unit - currently with 20 beds
Ø Therapy and Support Unit
Ø Outpatient Clinics
Ø Family Support Team
Ø Hotel Services Department
Ø Education Department
There is no charge for any the services as Dove House Hospice is maintained by funds raised in the local community and support from the Health Authority.
The expansion and re-development of the hospice will also provide additional facilities which will enable more people to benefit from specialist care and more relatives to stay overnight.
Additional facilities on completion of the redevelopment will include:
Ø 12 respite beds, including 2 family suites
Ø Enhanced therapy assessment and treatment areas
Ø New rehabilitation and gym facilities
Ø New and improved day therapy unit
Ø Efficient and updated clinical and administration accommodation
Ø Hospice cafe for the whole community
It is important to note that the builder and suppliers are based locally ... only specialist materials that cannot be supplied locally will be sourced from outside the area.
Eco-friendly and sustainable methods will be adopted wherever possible ... such as solar power and water harvesting, to reduce the carbon footprint and save money on running costs in the future.
Dove House Hospice Wines
To assist with the fund raising activities, for the Love You 2 Appeal, John Charles Townend, Managing Director at House of Townend will be selecting a variety of wines, which will be regularly changed and can be identified by a Dove House Hospice sticker. For every bottle that is sold House of townend will donate 20p towards the appeal.
Details of these are available in store (at the Cellar Door) clearly marked with a Dove House sticker and will be available to purchase online. To ensure that we accommodate everyones taste and allow you to stock up on your favourite wines whilst assisting our fundraising, the wines will be regularly altered. Keep checking this page for details of the current wines.