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This is what we do – our impact

On this page, you’ll find a film of our hospice over 24 hours titled “This is what we do”, and you’ll also find links to our Impact report – our annual publication that gives an insight into our charity and aims to answer your questions about our work.

You can read stories from around our charity illustrating what we do, how we go the extra mile and how other people go the extra mile for us.

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Because Impact Report 2022/23

Our latest impact report – ‘Because’

Our latest impact report launched in October 2023 is titled ‘Because’ and reflects on the reasons people support, work and volunteer for us, our achievements this year and a look to the future of our Cornish Charity.

You can read about supporter Amanda who talks about her Dad and the care he received at St Julia’s Hospice, along with an insight from Lesley working in our Education team about why she enjoys being part of Cornwall Hospice Care.  You can also find out about the story behind the Fontana Tranquillity Garden currently being built at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and read a touching letter we received from a user of our Walk Talk Kernow service.

Click the button below to read ‘Because’ online.

Cornwall Hospice in action over 24 hours!

We’re very proud of our This is What We Do film that shows us in action, doing what we all do to ensure hospice care is there for those who need it in Cornwall.

It was filmed in real-time with no actors, no rehearsals, no setup scenes and featuring the sounds of our charity. Sound provides a beat to the rhythm of life at Cornwall Hospice Care.

What you’ll see was captured by us as things happened, with no frills, second takes, or fancy equipment. We captured our charity in action over 24 hours in July 2022 as we hosted a major fundraising event, accepted donations, sold them in our shops, and cared for patients.

We’re indebted to Idenna Creative for their great ideas, advice, technical know-how and practical help to help us get to a finished film that we are all incredibly proud of.

This is what we do – our 2021/22 impact report

In our 2021/2022 impact report, you can read the incredible story of Liz and Luca, her horse and how she enjoyed precious time with Luca during her stay with us at our St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle.

You can also see some key statistics and get a more in-depth insight into our work. There’s also a chance to see some of the incredible fundraising events past and future that you may wish to join in with.

Our resilience and revival – impact report for 2020/21

This impact report covers the year 2020/21 and captures the story of what was probably the toughest period in our charity’s 40-year history.

Far from celebrating our Ruby Anniversary, we faced dark times. Covid-19 forced us to close shops, stop our fundraising activities and concentrate on keeping our key workers safe and our hospices open 24/7 for those end of life patients who needed us.

In this detailed and moving account, we reviewed the extraordinary issues we faced and the fantastic way our staff and volunteer teams fought back. With our income-generating activities severely hampered, we saved money by sharing this digital version rather than printing copies and sending them out by post as we had previously done. It set a new trend.

Previous editions

Previous versions of ‘Our Impact’ are also available below. They show our work across the county and how we make a difference to terminally ill patients and their carers, family and friends.

Our 2019-20 version was titled ‘This is what it takes’ and looked at what it takes to deliver our care. It also featured Keith’s story about his wife Pat who was cared for at our Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and their experiences of end of life care and support.

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