Many people are surprised to hear that most children’s hospice care sits outside the NHS. Brian House gets less than £200,000 a year from the Department of Health, and no money at all from local CCGs or GPs.
It costs around £1.2 million each year to keep Brian House open, and to keep our care free to those who need it, so that big funding shortfall must be plugged by voluntary donations.
It’s a huge challenge – and a relentless one. We recognise that there are massive demands on all NHS services and we are unlikely to get a sudden ‘windfall’ from central Government. That’s why our fundraising never stops, why our volunteers and supporters are so important, and why sometimes we just can’t invest in new equipment, or do some decorating –the day-to-day bills must be paid first!
It's why we rely on our generous supporters, whether they're local organisations and businesses, individual fundraisers or groups of people who organise events for us or take part in one of our own. We will never stop needing this support, so please click here to see what you can do to help us today for the future of children's hospice care on the Fylde Coast.