Celebrating Compassion and Caring
One thing the Coronavirus pandemic has shown us all is that now, more than ever, we need to support each other by showing care and compassion to those who need it most – be they family members, friends, neighbours or colleagues.
Queenscourt has care and compassion at the heart of everything we do, and to show our support of those helping others, #teamqueenscourt has launched our Compassionate Communities Campaign, which aims to shine a light on those who are going above and beyond in this time of national crisis. This is consistent with the core message within Queenscourt’s Compassionate Communities Manifesto, about providing care and compassion for those people around us when they need it the most.
The philosophy and practice of Compassionate Communities, where attention is given to the needs and well-being of others, has never been more relevant as we strive to support one another in these unprecedented times.
Queenscourt is therefore inviting members of the wider community to share examples of how they are supporting family members, friends, colleagues and neighbours and clearly demonstrating that Compassionate Communities are thriving, at this most challenging of times. The testimonials and stories we’ve received are featured here, hopefully inspiring others to show kindness, care and compassion in equal measure.
We would also ask you to tell us about others who have shown acts of compassion, for example by ensuring elderly community members have all that they need, by helping deliver essential medicines or food or by making regular telephone calls to check on someone’s wellbeing.
Created: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 13:55
Cycling buddies John O’Neill and Stuart Dundas, who are both volunteers at Queenscourt, have just completed a mammoth challenge which has so far raised over £1,600 in memory of their friend Paul Quirk.
Unable to continue with their volunteering duties because of Covid-19 restrictions, the pair decided to take part in the 2.6 Challenge and hit upon the idea of cycling 26 miles a day for 26 days.
Read more: John and Stuart Clock Up The Miles
Created: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 11:10
When Yvonne Hornblow found herself with some unexpected time on her hands, she decided to learn a new skill and put it to good use raising money for Queenscourt.
Yvonne, a therapy assistant and part of the Queenscourt at Home team, taught herself to crochet using online tutorials and then set about creating rainbows which she offered for sale on Facebook in return for donations to Queenscourt.
Read more: Yvonne's Rainbows
Created: Tuesday, 19 May 2020 10:55
An exciting collaborative partnership, between Queenscourt Hospice Southport and Edge Hill University, has seen the creation of an original and inspiring programme for front line health care professionals, aiming to equip them to provide the best possible evidence based palliative and end of life care.
This developing Master’s level programme, Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care, is currently undergoing validation, and the Postgraduate Certificate which preceded it, saw its first intake of students in September 2019.
Read more: Edge Hill University Partnership
Created: Friday, 15 May 2020 10:55
Niall Carroll was so desperate to thank Queenscourt for all the support his mum has received over the past year that he took on his own 2.6 Challenge which has so far raised over £1,300.
The 11-year-old St Bede’s School pupil cycled 2.6 miles, ran 2.6km, did 26 star jumps, 26 sit-ups, 260 stepper steps, held the plank for 2.6 minutes and shot 26 baskets – all in two sessions on Sunday.
Read more: Niall Carroll