A new home for Hospice Care in South Lincolnshire

Thank you!

Our Boston Wellbeing Centre is almost complete thanks to people like you!

All of the staff and volunteers who deliver hospice care in South Lincolnshire have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have seen from our community in the last few months. It is humbling to know that our efforts are recognised by the community we serve.

We hope to welcome you into this beautiful and calm space very soon.

Best wishes,

Sheena Ambler – Senior Clinical Services Manager for St Barnabas Hospice

 

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Novak House will give the people of South Lincolnshire a safe and welcoming space where they can receive the best support and care from specialists. Your donation will help us finish our vision and include the following rooms…

Treatment and therapy rooms:

These dedicated rooms will allow us to provide a range of treatments and therapies in a private, well-equipped space.

Garden room:

This multi-functional space will overlook a beautiful garden and can be used for a range of activities including therapy groups, exercise sessions, counselling, social events and more.

Rosie’s: our new lounge and kitchen:

Rosie’s will be the vibrant heart of our new building, named in memory of our cherished colleague, Rosie Wood who sadly died from coronavirus. Her memory will live on in our lounge and kitchen, making it a social space for staff, volunteers, patients and family members.

How the Centre will be used:

Novak House will be available for all the people in the Boston and South Lincolnshire area who need it. We were delighted to show Sue, one of our patients who has Motor Neuron Disease around the centre recently and her words speak volumes. Please click on the link below to hear her words

https://vimeo.com/694416626

Stefan’s Story

In 2019 a local philanthropist, Stefan Novak, left a large legacy gift to St Barnabas Hospice. With his gift was the request that the money went towards creating a new centre for hospice care in South Lincolnshire, which made our dream of a Boston Wellbeing Hub a reality.

Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Stefan lost his eyesight at a young age but went on to have a successful career in banking. He met his wife, Lynn, and they immediately became inseparable. In the early 2000s, Lynn was diagnosed with cancer and Stefan remained by her side until her final moments, spent in a hospice local to their home.

The exceptional hospice care Lynn received had really moved Stefan, which was what prompted such a generous legacy gift to St Barnabas – the Hospice local to his place of birth and death. Stefan wanted as many others as possible to know the same compassionate care that Lynn had received from the hospice movement.

Stefan’s legacy will cover just under half of the costs needed to build this incredible new centre; a centre which we hope will be a fitting tribute to such a wonderful man.

In memory of Rosie Wood

Rosie died of COVID-19 in the autumn of 2020. We lost a cherished and valued colleague and friend. But South Lincolnshire lost a dedicated public servant, someone who had nursed thousands of local people over her 30+ year career. Our new lounge, “Rosie’s”, will be named in her honour – and we will ensure it is the bright, friendly, happy place we know she would have loved.

How can I help?

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Donate money

We cannot continue to make this space a reality without your generosity and financial support. Please click below to make a donation toward the Wellbeing Hub!

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Volunteer your time

We have plenty of opportunities for you to help volunteer around the Boston area to help us with running our shops, fundraising events and the Wellbeing Hub when its complete. Click below to register your interest!

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Fundraise

You can help us raise the monies needed to help fund Novak House. You can do so by setting up a just giving page here!

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