Support us Fundraise Make every moment matter appeal Donate Can you imagine if Katharine House could only afford to be open 11 months of the year? For patients who need our specialist care, this would be unthinkable. Yet this year Katharine House faces a £500,000 funding shortfall. £500,000 is how much it costs to provide support for just over one month to all our patients. Sadly costs to keep the hospice running each day are rising, yet the percentage of government funding is shrinking, so we urgently need to bridge this £500,000 shortfall. Your gift could help make every moment matter for someone like Jo, whose husband Al was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and received much-needed specialist end-of-life care at Katharine House. She said: "One of the happiest memories I have of our time at the hospice is lying on a bed next to Al on a rainy afternoon watching a film and looking out at the beautiful gardens... Katharine House means everything to me. It's a home, a safe place, a place for tears and lots of laughter. I didn't see my second wedding anniversary, my daughter won't know her father, but the hospice enables life to continue, memories to be made and death to be dignified". Katharine House is only here because of you and everything you do to support your local hospice. You help make every moment matter for people like Jo and Al. Read Jo and Al's story here. Please stand with Katharine House and make an urgent donation today. Local end-of-life care services are at risk It costs £4.8 million every year to provide Katharine House's services. With more and more people being diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses every year, the number of people who need specialist end-of-life care is expected to rise by 42% by 2040. Across the UK, hospice care has hit the headlines, with almost half of hospices operating with a deficit. Yet government funding is static, and this year Katharine House faces a budgeted deficit of £500,000. Please help support more than 900 local families by making a donation today. Thank you.