Pictons Solicitors Choose The Hospice of St Francis as Its Charity of the Year

Pictons Solicitors, which has offices in Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Luton and Milton Keynes, has selected The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted as its charity of the year.

Sukh Saini, Managing Partner at Pictons says “We like to give our support to local charities and community projects. Our staff are very pro-active fund raisers and each year they bring in thousands of pounds to the charities we support. The Hospice of St Francis was an easy choice for us, they do such fantastic work in the community and we look forward to giving them as much support as we can throughout the year.”

The Hospice of St Francis takes care of over 1,000 people with life limiting illnesses every year and needs £4.6 million each year to cover its costs. Carolyn Addison, the Hospice’s Corporate Fundraising Manager says “79p in every pound we receive goes towards patient care. Every year we provide care for approximately 650 patients in the community and another 350 at the hospice itself and, in addition to medical care we offer counselling, clinics and workshops for those recently diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. We have complementary therapies, tai chi classes and coffee mornings, offering activities that really improve our patients’ quality of life.

“We offer a lot of care beyond the walls of the hospice, visiting patients homes and care homes. We have a community specialist medical team, a bereavement support line, counselling for patients and carer support, we visit hospitals and nursing homes. We do everything we can to be caring, supportive and understanding of patients and their families at what is naturally a very difficult time.

“We are so grateful to companies like Pictons who give us their support, raising much needed funds and raising our profile in the process so that people become more aware of what we have to offer the community. We form strong partnerships with our corporate supporters and I know we’ll have a very good year working with Pictons.”