b'Sponsor A Nurse We believe our nurses and health care workers are heroes.Their commitment and dedication to ensuring they not only give They go above and beyond, in good times and bad, to deliverexpert care but also to treat every single individual with respect, the care our patients need, whether that be in the Hospice,dignity and love is truly humbling.We cannot change the or patients homes. outcome but we can change the journey and that can make a tremendous dierence to both our patients and their families.So many of our supporters have asked us how they can contribute directly to support the care our heroes provide. InUntil you experience St Marys you can never appreciate how response to that, were launching a new fundraising programmeperfect the place and the people are. I take so much comfortwhich allows you to directly sponsor our nurses. knowing they made my dad feel relaxed, fearless and happy I cant thank them enough Lauren Ball, daughter of Ian Ball On the front cover of this magazine were proud to introduce you to Lauren. Lauren is one of four of our nurses including Marie,In 2021/2022, 8 out of 10 patients care will be funded via Solveig and Rebecca who are kindly featuring in this programme.voluntary income.As shown in How Are We Funded? Several of These wonderful women represent everything thats best aboutour vital income streams are in their very nature unpredictable, St Marys Hospice.and covid certainly shone a spotlight on this vulnerability.It is imperative we balance some diverse income streams with some that are predictable, scalable and sustainable.By donating a little every month, via our sponsor a nurse campaign, you can give us that degree of security which makes it easier for us to plan the care we give.How: We have enclosed a mandate on the next page or you can simply join via our website: www.stmaryshospice.org.uk21'