Prospect Hospice is asking supporters to take part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge.
The appeal will allow the Wroughton-based charity to care for more local people living with life-limiting illnesses.
It is raising funds to open vital beds at its Inpatient Unit, supporting patients’ needs and addressing waiting lists.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge runs until noon on Tuesday 5 December and every donation made will be instantly doubled.
The extra money comes from match funding charity Big Give.
Jane Farmery, Inpatient team leader at Prospect Hospice, said: “Although we want to help everyone who needs us, the reality at this time is that we simply don’t have enough funding to support everyone that needs the type of specialist care we can only offer at the hospice.
“We understand that times are difficult for many but with more beds open, our patients whose symptoms and pain management cannot be managed within their own home, can receive the specialist, round the clock care they require to support them during their final days.”
During The Big Give Christmas Challenge a donation of £30 will be doubled to £60 - enough to pay for an hour of a patient’s stay on the Inpatient Unit.
A donation of £55 would become £110, which would pay for a Health care assistant’s shift on the unit. An extraordinary donation of £443.50 would become £887, which would cover the cost of a bed at the hospice for a whole day.
Jane said: “Any donation, however big or small, made during The Big Give Christmas Challenge will be doubled so it will have twice the impact.
"By taking part you will help us to be there for more patients in Swindon and the surrounding area needing our care and support.”
Donations must be made online at The Big Give Challenge website - www.prospect-hospice.net/biggive
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