The link between people of South Holland and Thorpe Hall

Sue Ryder supports Thorpe Hall Hospice at Peterborough.

Sue Ryder supports Thorpe Hall Hospice at Peterborough.

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Thorpe Hall Hospice at Peterborough cares for patients at the end of life and provides ongoing support for their loved ones for as long as it is needed.

It cares for and supports around 1,500 people every year as inpatients, through the Day Service Centre and through family support – and all the services are free to users.

Those people come from across the region, including south Lincolnshire.

Spalding has two Sue Ryder charity shops and currently all the money raised is going towards the Thorpe Hall Capital Appeal. The charity needs £6million to build a new hospice at Thorpe Hall that will become a centre of excellence in palliative care.

The Rev Peter Stell, who lives in Spalding and works as hospice chaplain, says there is a strong desire for him to develop a community chaplaincy to be up and running when the new hospice is completed.

He said: “We are looking at multi-faith and letting the community become more involved in Thorpe Hall. What we want in place is community chaplaincy so we have local people connected to it on the spiritual as well as the physical side.”