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All funds raised by runners will be split equally between Jersey Hospice Care and Standard Chartered’s own global initiative “Seeing is Believing” (SiB).  

 

Seeing is Believing is a charitable initiative, set up by Standard Chartered Bank, to tackle avoidable blindness and visual impairment around the globe by improving access to affordable and quality eye care.

The charity was set up 15 years ago and in that time has helped over 163 million people and helped to operate over 167 projects across 37 countries. 

Blindness affects 36 million people worldwide, 80% of which can be prevented or treated with proven, cost-effective interventions. However, eye care is not always given the attention it deserves.

Seeing Is Believing, aims to change the lives of the people they help by restoring their independence, allowing them to provide for their family or to get an education and to prevent people from going blind unnecessarily. 

To learn more click here.

 

 

About Jersey Hospice Care

Jersey Hospice Care supports approximately 450 people with terminal and life-limiting conditions each year. We provide a holistic approach to care, incorporating physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspects.

We also have an important role in supporting people’s families, especially in providing bereavement support. More than 370 people receive bereavement support from us each year.

We support people with a wide range of conditions including (but not limited to) cancer, motor neurone disease, cardio-vascular diseases, dementia, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Currently more than half of our patients do not have cancer.

The majority of hospice care (80 per cent) is provided in community-based settings, including home, care or residential homes, hospital and Day Hospice.

More than 400 people give their time to volunteer for Jersey Hospice Care each year, with many others helping to raise the £5.9 million it costs each year for our adult services.

 

How your money can help

£12 pays for a healthy three course meal for a patient

£20 pays for one patient to receive a rehabilitation session, enabling them to be more active and independent for longer

£30 pays for resources to support a child through bereavement 

£120 pays for medical supplies in our In Patient Unit for one day

£170 covers the cost for a healthcare professional to attend our Roots & Shoots palliative care education six week course

£300 pays for a course of emotional support for a family facing the loss of a child

£900 is the cost of running our Day Hospice for one day

£4,000 is what it costs each day to provide the Specialist Palliative Care nursing service to patients in their own homes and at the hospital

£8,000 is the cost of running our In Patient Unit each day

£16,200 is the daily cost of providing all our services

To learn more click here.