After what has been a difficult year, the team at Osiris Health have decided to spread some festive cheer by supporting Preston’s St Catherine’s Hospice in their festive fundraising activities. Our team took part in the charity’s Christmas Jumper Week – wearing their fun, festive jumpers, hats and more to work in the office, and where appropriate when seeing patients.
In addition, Clinical Director Pete Sanderson will be running 3 miles as part of the charity’s virtual Santa Dash – hoping to raise as much as possible in sponsorship.
Supporting local charities is always important, but with restrictions on fundraising events having hampered so many charities’ fundraising efforts, they need our support more than ever this year. St Catherine’s Hospice have been working hard to continue providing round the clock care for patients and their loved ones throughout the pandemic, assisting local people affected by life-shortening conditions and providing specialist end-of-life and palliative care at the hospice and in patients’ own homes. Find out more about the charity and their work here.
As we approach the end of the year, we wanted to take the opportunity to share a Christmas wish with the patients, families, fellow healthcare providers and other professionals we work with.
This year has not come without its difficulties for any of us. However, with many of our patients being classed as ‘vulnerable’ to Covid’s risks, it has been especially challenging for them and their families. We have seen tremendous resilience and courage, which has been inspirational for our clinicians and wider team.
We would like to wish our patients, families, and all of those we work with a Merry Christmas. The celebrations may not be ‘as normal’ this year, but we hope the festive season will bring some fun for us all to enjoy.
Whilst life ‘as normal’ may not be set to return for some time yet, we look ahead to 2021 with a degree of hope and optimism. Regardless of what lies ahead, our dedicated team of clinicians will continue to provide our services and therapies to patients in a safe and compassionate way. Along with so many of you, we wish for a brighter, better year ahead.