• One in two people knows someone who has been cared for by a hospice.

• Your local hospice helps seriously ill people in your area to live well until they die - from physiotherapy and pain relief to a listening ear and a home-cooked meal.

• Hospice care can be provided at home or away - in your home, in a care home or in hospital as well as in the hospice building.

• Hospices care for friends and families as well as the patients

• Hospice care is free for everyone who needs it, but it is not free to provide. Across the UK, local champions raise £1.5 million every single day to keep their hospices going.

• More than 100,000 volunteers pitch in for hospices every year.

• Simple pleasures and home comforts can make the world of difference to a hospice patient. If someone just wants to watch the match with a pint and pie, hospice staff will pull out all the stops to make it happen.

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