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We are thrilled to be working in a long term and sustainable partnership with the Pears Foundation who have supported us at a local and national level over the last ten years. The Pears Foundation is unique in that they understand the need to support core costs. They have made a significant commitment to supporting our Marie Curie Nursing Service which allows us to use the funds where they are needed most and enables us to plan for the future with confidence. Trevor has also been instrumental in bringing an innovative way for people to support our hospices, Pay for a Day, to Marie Curie.Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive, Marie Curie
Good care towards the end of life should be a priority for any caring society. My family is proud to support our local Marie Curie Hospice as well as the nationwide team of nurses, whose skills and compassion have touched the lives of thousands of families.Sir Trevor Pears CMG
Pears Foundation supports organisations that promote and enhance wellbeing, including for those coming to the end of their lives.
It may not be easy to think and talk about ‘a good death’ but it is a subject society cannot afford to ignore. Currently over 400,000 people in the UK have palliative care needs each year but one in four of them do not receive the care and support they need. The gap is increasing as the population ages and more people are living with terminal illness and increasingly complex health needs.
The Foundation has a longstanding partnership with Marie Curie, which supports people and their families living with terminal illness.
Marie Curie believes that everyone should have the right to excellent care, life-enriching experiences and dignity right until the end of their life. This means receiving relief for pain and other symptoms; having control over when, where and how they are cared for and having access to spiritual, psychological, emotional and family support.
The charity provides support for more than 40,000 people and their families, across the UK, each year through the direct provision of services and information as well as research, advocacy and policy.
Pears Foundation has supported Marie Curie for over fifteen years. The Foundation led the successful ‘Project Butterfly’ capital appeal in 2006, a £3.4m appeal to refurbish the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead, close to the Foundation’s office.
Since then, Pears has continued to support the hospice on many levels, most recently spearheading the pilot of a Pay for a Day fundraising campaign which over its first three years raised £1.6m towards the core costs of Marie Curie’s hospices.
The Foundation has also provided over £1.6million in revenue funding to help support Marie Curie’s nursing services which are core to its work.