A hospice that serves the Kirklees area is entering a landmark year after three decades of supporting the community.
Kirkwood Hospice is kicking off its 30th anniversary celebrations by reaching out to the community, strengthening its connections with Kirklees residents.
The hospice team is organising a range of special events and projects which are intended to capture the imagination of the general public.
Due to misconceptions about hospices and the support they offer to anyone with a life-limiting illness, many people who could access care and support are not seeking out its services.
Kirkwood’s chief executive Michael Crowther said he is determined to change that.
He said: “In our 30th year, we want to celebrate the impact Kirkwood has had on people’s lives and ensure access to our services is not considered to be limited by condition, age, location, ethnic group, orientation or any other issue.
“Kirkwood’s aim is to care for people who are affected by a life-limiting illness and those close to them.
“This can mean anything from providing care in a person’s final days to offering advice and support over months or even years.
“We will use our anniversary to dispel some of the misconceptions that surround hospice care and to make sure that more people benefit from the care and support we provide in the future.”
Kirkwood is also launching a new ‘Party Pack’ to mark the 30th anniversary, designed to encourage local people to host their own parties and fundraise for the hospice.
For details about the party packs and to find out how to host your own celebrations email the fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01484 557911.